Breaking Boundaries

Kazakhstan Celebrates Its First Gay Wedding

Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 6.00.11 PM

Kazakhstan hosted what is believed to be the country’s first gay wedding.┬áKarolina and Kristina got married in the Northern town of Karaganda, which has roughly 15,000 LGBT people. Because same-sex marriages are not officially recognized in the country, a local gay club provided the couple with a “special certificate.”

“We too want to experience the full happiness of getting married,” they told Vox Populi. The Kazakh Voxpopuli website first posted the pictures of the couple celebrating their union.

Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 6.00.27 PM

The pictures came as a surprise, as many were not used to seeing same-sex couples celebrated on the website. The couples story has been the most read and discussed on the site. But the debate hasn’t meant only insults or complaints. There were plenty of supporters.

“Well done, brave girls!” one user posted.

Congrats to Karolina and Kristina for breaking down boundaries and getting married!

Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 6.00.43 PM

[Photos: BBC]

Get Queerty Daily

Subscribe to Queerty for a daily dose of #gaywedding #kazakhstan #samesexmarriage stories and more

2 Comments

  • Cam

    Congratulations to the two ladies!

  • hephaestion

    Bravo to the good Kazakhs who support these women.

    If you want to see a delightful film about Kazakhstan, see “Tulpan.” It is a total delight.

Comments are closed.