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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…

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Added on: 02/04/2024
Russians courts have convicted the first two people on charges of LGBTQ extremism following the Supreme Court’s decision in November to ban the “international LGBT movement”. One…

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Added on: 02/02/2024
02/01/2024
(Reuters) – Two Russian courts have meted out the first convictions in connection with what the government calls the “international LGBT social movement” and which was designated…

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Added on: 01/31/2024
A court in Yerevan on Tuesday rejected Russia’s request to extradite a man who fled the republic of Chechnya after being tortured because he was suspected of…

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Added on: 01/22/2024
01/21/2024
In November, Russia’s Supreme Court ruled the “international LGBT movement” to be an extremist organisation, effectively outlawing LGBT activism in the country and placing anyone the authorities…

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Added on: 01/20/2024
01/19/2024
Russia’s Internal Affairs Ministry has begun calling transgender people in for questioning in St. Petersburg and the Arkhangelsk region, reports human rights organization Sphere. Police officers are…

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Added on: 01/19/2024
A woman in Russia’s Saratov region faces charges for the first time ever of “demonstrating an extremist organisation’s symbols” after posting an image of the LGBT’s rainbow…

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Added on: 01/18/2024
01/17/2024
The ink was barely dry on Russia’s decision to outlaw what it called the “international LGBT public movement” as extremist when masked police raided a bar in central…

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Added on: 01/13/2024
A music channel owned by the media arm of Russian energy giant Gazprom was fined $11,300 for spreading “LGBT propaganda among minors” in a 90s-era music video…

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Added on: 01/09/2024
01/08/2024
On November 30, Russia’s Supreme Court decided that the “international LGBT movement” was an extremist organization—at the initiative of the Russian Ministry of Justice. This ruling could…

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Added on: 01/03/2024
In March of this year, Russia will hold presidential elections. The contest, like ones past, will be highly choreographed, and its outcome is preordained. President Vladimir Putin,…

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Added on: 12/25/2023
11/24/2023
As a gay man growing up in Russia, books were Vladimir Kosarevsky’s refuge, offering him a precious glimpse into lives that in some way echoed his own….

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Added on: 12/23/2023
12/22/2023
Parents in Russia are hiring gangs of men to abduct their LGBTQ+ children and take them to conversion therapy centers, where they are held for extended periods…

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Added on: 12/22/2023
12/21/2023
LONDON – Gay and transgender Russians say they fear further attacks on their rights following a Supreme Court ruling that designated LGBTQ+ activists as “extremists,” with some in…

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Added on: 12/13/2023
Russian riot police raided an LGBT club in Yekaterinburg less than two weeks after Russia’s Supreme Court banned the activities of the “international LGBT movement” — which…

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Added on: 12/11/2023
12/10/2023
Photographer Ksenia Kuleshova calls the subjects in her new book, Ordinary People, her “heroes.” That’s how she described them even before the Russian Supreme Court declared the “international…

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Added on: 12/08/2023
12/07/2023
Last week, Russia’s highest court deemed what it called the “international LGBT movement” to be an extremist organisation and banned its activities in the country. This is…

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Added on: 12/07/2023
12/06/2023
Draconian laws and repression are forcing Russia’s LGBT community out of the country, but those who cannot escape face an increasingly grim fate. “My friends and I…

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Added on: 12/06/2023
Russia’s recent “extremist” designation of a loosely defined “LGBT movement” has led to a surge in emergency evacuations from the country, independent media reported Tuesday, citing the…

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Added on: 12/03/2023
12/02/2023
Russian security forces have raided gay clubs and bars across Moscow shortly after a ruling by the country’s top court that designated the LGBTQ movement as “extremist”….