Large anti-LGBT protest in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, June 14, 2015

A large anti-LGBT demonstration is planned for Gorky Park on June 14, 2015, beginning at 10:00 am in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. About 2,000 participants are expected.

Advice For Travellers

There has been some backlash against the LGBT community in Kyrgyzstan. Although this demonstration is expected to be peaceful, travellers should always minimize safety risk by avoiding large public gatherings and demonstrations. These situations can escalate and become violent quickly and unexpectedly.