PINKNEWS - Oct 26 - LGBT people in yet another former Soviet state are facing an "alarming" crackdown. Two clubs popular with the LGBT community in Belarus were raided this weekend, with customers harassed and detained by police. A popular dating site for gay men has also reportedly been shut down by the government. The move was apparently taken on the direct orders of President Alexander Lukashenko, a dictator who is the country's only ever president. Lukashenko has previously responded to accusations that he was running a dictatorship by saying that it was "better to be a dictator than gay".