The Byelorussian Initiative Group for sexual and gender equality (BISGR) took stock of the gay action "A Month against Homophobia 2009" that recently went on in this former Soviet republic. In the framework of this action BISGR has carried out several projects aimed at informing of the society about existing homophobia problem. For example, on April 23rd, Byelorussian Helsinki Committee together with Byelorussian Initiative Group for sexual and gender Equality performed a movie show, named "Look into the eyes of the Truth", telling about problems that homosexual adolescents face with today.
Later, on April 25th, a round-table "Homophobia in the Byelorussian society: the reality and stereotypes" took place in Minsk. Moreover, BISGR held an education training program "Coming out as one of the ways of social protest" and other activities.
BISGR looks forward to organize next year’s similar gay action "A Month against Homophobia 2010".Translated by Yerdna Bananes