LGBT Travellers

Homophobia is rife in Belarus, and as recently as 2017 authorities raided two gay-oriented bars in Minsk, making several arrests. While gay and lesbian couples are unlikely to horrify locals by asking for a double room, discretion is otherwise advisable.

Despite this, laissez-faire Slavic attitudes mean you don't have to look hard to find LGBT life, the details of which flourish on the internet. The site www.english.gay.ru includes information about Belarus.