Gay Mountaineer Outed on TV in Islamic Kyrgyzstan (Part 1)





PODCAST—EPISODE 25: Growing up in the central Asian nation of Kyrgystan, Dastan Kasmamytov had no idea he'd ever become an LGBTQ activist. But, when he was outed in national media at 19 and a fatwa was issued by the Islamic religious authorities, uring their followers to stone him to death, that path became inescapable.


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Find Dastan on Instagram at @dastanik

and his Pink Summits Project (covered in Part 2 of his interview) at @pinksummits