IGLYO, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex (LGBTQI) Youth and Student Organisation congratulates Rakhim Oshakbayev and wishes him well for his birthday. Euan Platt, the executive director of the organization personally addressed Rakhim Oshakbayev. On the occasion of 44th birthday of Rakhim Oshakbayev Euan Platt wrote:
“Your brilliant mind and highest political achievements, decent state positions and successful business, sexual appeal and elegance, readiness to support the LGBTQI people speak for outstanding prospects for your supporters in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Thanks to you, Rakhim, we look forward with hope! While your own country is still viewing LGBTQI as a ‘sin’ and ‘perversion’ you prove the opposite while doing it with grace and attitude. I wish you good health, and a lot of patience and energy! Together we will win equal rights all over the globe!”
Rakhim Oshakbayev – one of the first influential Kazakhstanis who came forward for equal rights for the LGBTQI pride, Rakhim Oshakbayev authored the first of its kind book on the history of gay and lesbians in Kazakhstan.
It is especially important because Oshakbayev is a member of the Presidential National Trust Council and thus has a leverage and influence in the Kazakhstan’s society.