Belarus slams UK embassy over rainbow flag on day against homophobia

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May 23, 2018
Belarus has slammed the UK embassy in Minsk for flying a rainbow flag on the International Day Against Homophobia, calling LGBT relationships "fake".

In a lengthy statement, the Interior Ministry said the UK was challenging the country's "traditional values".

"The LGBT community, and all this fight for 'their rights', and the very day of the community are just a fake!"

A spokeswoman for the embassy said it would not comment. Homosexuality is not illegal in Belarus but it is a taboo.

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