Disinfo: Wealthy gays from around the world gathered at a fair in Brussels to “buy children”


Gays from the whole world have convened in Brussels to attend a bazaar for “livestock”: for buying children. The customers can select an “item” according to its parameters: size, colour of eyes and hair. If there’s money, a child will be up for sale.


Recurrent pro-Kremlin disinformation about the moral decay and degradation of the West, with unfounded claims on children being for sale.

Russian and other media are mentioning "Men Having Babies" - an annual American conference for gay men looking for a surrogate mother to have a child. The event was held for the fifth time in Brussels on 21 and 22 September, despite protests against the organisation.

The conference hosted 24 stands from private clinics and services from the United States and Canada and invited people from all over Europe to the event in Belgium.

Belgium’s surrogacy laws have not been updated, meaning commercial surrogacy sits in a legal grey zone. Even though all political parties in Belgium are against it, as long as there is no official law explicitly forbidding it, international conferences like Men Having Babies can be legally held on Belgian soil.



  • Reported in: Issue 168
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US, Belgium
  • Keywords: children, EU, Brussels, European values, Europe, LGBT


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