In Uzbekistan, a small underground group of LGBTI and human rights activists commemorated the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia for the fourth time, in 2014.
They advised that, due to the dangerous situation for sexual and gender minorities in the country, it was not possible to mark the Day openly. We have removed all identifiers for security reasons.
Under Article 120 of the country’s criminal code, same sex relationships between men are illegal in Uzbekistan. The country continues to face considerable and sustained criticism for its human rights record. Freedom of expression is systematically curtailed in Uzbeikistan, where state authorities also routinely monitor dissent.