Boston Pride is lending its support to its Belarusian counterparts in Minsk, for their upcoming celebration (see the press release here). The 9th LGBT Human Rights Forum “Minsk Pride 2013” will be held 6-10 December, in Minsk, Belarus. Minsk Pride’s Human Rights Forum, which was first held in 1999, is aimed at contributing to the global growth of human rights respect, at fighting discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity, and at combating homophobia within the Belarusian society. Last year’s Forum gathered over 1,000 participants, despite state prohibition.
Boston Pride calls on individuals and organizations in the Greater Boston community to add their message of support for Minsk Pride on Boston Pride’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bostonpride or by clicking on the button below. We will be collecting community messages until December 6th, and will send them to Minsk Pride organizers as a collective message of solidarity from the people of Boston.