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Added on: 06/07/2024
A Russian male adult content provider was detained in the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan for the second time in two weeks on Wednesday after reportedly being…

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Added on: 06/06/2024
06/05/2024
June 5 (Reuters) – Language learning app Duolingo (DUOL.O), opens new tab has deleted references in Russia to what Moscow calls “non-traditional sexual relations” after being warned by…

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Added on: 05/30/2024
Police have raided the home of an LGBT activist in the city of Samara in Russia’s Volga region after opening a case into his involvement with an…

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Added on: 05/17/2024
05/16/2024
LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – A transgender politician from Russia said on Thursday that he had reverted to his gender assigned at birth, in an unusual message…

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Added on: 05/10/2024
05/09/2024
The authorities in Moscow are considering a misdemeanour charge against a self-described “gay basher” and “defender of traditional values” for discrediting the Russian army, news outlet Ostorozhno…

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Added on: 05/09/2024
05/08/2024
Timur Bulatov, a Russian activist who has boasted about denouncing LGBT people and Kremlin critics to the authorities, is now in the line of fire himself, charged…

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Added on: 05/04/2024
05/03/2024
Roberto Carnero, an Italian literature professor at the University of Bologna, was shocked when he received a call from his Italian publisher in March about the Russian…

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Added on: 05/03/2024
05/02/2024
A Russian university student has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for “displaying LGBT symbols”, the Moscow court press service reported Friday. Danila Morozov, 22, was also…

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Added on: 04/28/2024
04/27/2024
The Russian Justice Ministry is looking to ban the “anti-Russian separatist movement” as an extremist organisation, it announced Friday. The movement’s goal is to “destroy Russia’s multinational…

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Added on: 04/27/2024
04/26/2024
Erik Beda’s mere existence is practically a death sentence in Russia. He’s transgender, which is illegal and considered an act of terror in the country. “There is…

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Added on: 04/18/2024
Georgia’s ruling party plans to reintroduce highly controversial Russia-style “foreign agent” legislation aimed at incapacitating civil society and independent media. If adopted, the laws, which were withdrawn last…

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Added on: 04/01/2024
“If I tell you the number of my confirmed kills, I’m putting a bounty on my head,” Olga, tells me with a grin and a twinkle in…

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Added on: 03/30/2024
A few months ago in Tijuana, Mexico, our Director of Research and Analysis for Refugee Protection Christina Asenico met two couples from Russia – three of the…

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Added on: 03/29/2024
03/28/2024
A queer bar in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk has been fined for “LGBT propaganda,” local police said Thursday, a month after the bar announced its closure over…

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Added on: 03/26/2024
03/25/2024
On March 22 2024, Russia’s financial watchdog added the “LGBT movement” to its “terrorists and extremists” blacklist, the most recent move in a crackdown on LGBTQ+ rights…

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Added on: 03/22/2024
03/21/2024
A Russian court has ordered two bar workers to be placed in custody, accusing them of roles in an “extremist organisation”, under new legislation criminalising the LGBTQ+…

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Added on: 03/19/2024
Russian authorities have launched the country’s first-ever criminal case into “LGBT extremism,” the head of the Kremlin-aligned Safe Internet League Yekaterina Mizulina said Monday, just months after…

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Added on: 03/14/2024
Russians who underwent so-called LGBT “conversion therapy” in Russia have told RFE/RL about brutal treatment they experienced, amid an ongoing crackdown on sexual minorities in the country….

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Added on: 03/06/2024
03/05/2024
At least a dozen clinics in Russia “secretly” conduct so-called conversion therapy, an abusive practice used to forcibly “cure” LGBTQ+ people, the U.S.-funded broadcaster Current Time reported…

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Added on: 02/27/2024
A queer bar in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk has announced that it will close following a police raid over the weekend, local media reported Monday. The…

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Added on: 02/26/2024
02/26/2024
Three weeks ahead of the 2024 Russian presidential election, a bizarre video campaign has cropped up on the internet, urging Russians to vote in order to avoid…

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Added on: 02/25/2024
02/24/2024
A convention celebrating My Little Pony in Russia was deemed “LGBT propaganda” by authorities and shut down by federal agents. The pint-sized ponies are just too gay…

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Added on: 02/23/2024
02/23/2024
A conservative Christian family moved to Russia to escape LGBT ideology – only to melt down when their bank accounts were frozen and there were no English speakers to help…

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Added on: 02/20/2024
02/18/2024
Russian police raided a party they accused of spreading LGBT propaganda and beat its attendees in the snow, as part of a crackdown sweeping the country. The…

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Added on: 02/11/2024
A court in Yerevan, Armenia, on Jan. 30 rejected Russia’s request to extradite a man who fled the republic of Chechnya after being tortured because he was…

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Added on: 02/10/2024
02/09/2024
In an unexpected turn, Duolingo, the widely popular language-learning app, finds itself at the heart of a controversy in Russia. Accused of disseminating LGBT propaganda, the company…

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Added on: 02/09/2024
02/08/2024
Located in the suburbs of Tijuana, Mexico, the Casa Arco Iris migrant shelter is unassuming. That’s on purpose. Not so long ago, its exterior was graffitied with a homophobic slur….

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Added on: 02/08/2024
The first publicly known cases have emerged of Russian authorities penalising people under a court ruling that outlawed LGBTQ activism as extremism, Russian media and rights groups…

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Added on: 02/06/2024
Persecuted and prosecuted in their home country, some members of Russia’s LGBT community have been driven abroad — and hundreds have moved to Argentina, where their civil…

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Added on: 02/05/2024
02/04/2024
Reports from Russia indicate a young woman in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, east of Moscow, has been arrested and charged for wearing rainbow-colored earrings in violation…