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Added on: 11/11/2019
The World Congress of Families, an international network of anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice activists, sponsored a regional conference in Accra, Ghana, last week. Organizers pitched it as an…

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Added on: 11/06/2019
11/05/2019
Whenever the play “Out of the Closet” is performed, Russian drama company Teatr.Doc has to take extra precautions: the audiences’ passports are checked to ensure everyone is…

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Added on: 10/25/2019
10/25/2019
Ricky was just 19 when he said the police came for him. He was at work and they took him to the local police station. From there…

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Added on: 10/05/2019
10/04/2019
A Russian man has filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging that a cryptocurrency app caused him to turn gay, according to a copy of the complaint seen…

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Added on: 09/27/2019
09/26/2019
A Russian gay couple has requested asylum in the United States after authorities launched a criminal investigation over their adopted children, their lawyer said Thursday. The two…

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Added on: 09/26/2019
09/24/2019
Receiving photos of mutilated bodies with the warning “you’re next” rattled gay rights activist Nikita Tomilov but when he saw surveillance men outside his home, he fled…

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Added on: 09/22/2019
A Council of Europe official tackled Chechen officials about reports of the torture and detention of gay people, during a rare visit to the Russian republic Saturday….

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Added on: 09/20/2019
09/19/2019
A Russian university is said to have threatened a student with expulsion after his pink phone case and membership in pro-LGBT social media groups fueled suspicions about…

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Added on: 09/20/2019
09/19/2019
LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva’s body was found in St. Petersburg, Russia on July 20, with evidence she had been choked, stabbed and thrown into the bushes near…

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Added on: 09/19/2019
Homophobia and a “Soviet hangover” are driving HIV infections in parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to David Furnish, AIDS campaigner and Sir Elton John’s…

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Added on: 09/14/2019
A surge in “chemsex” parties, where some people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is refuelling epidemics of HIV among…

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Added on: 08/21/2019
08/20/2019
Homophobia has risen in European countries that do not legally recognize same-sex relationships, while acceptance of gay and lesbian people has jumped in states where they can…

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Added on: 08/18/2019
A Russian couple was forced to flee the country because they told their two adopted sons that they are married. As far-fetched as that may sound, the…

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Added on: 08/10/2019
08/09/2019
Amin Dzhabrailov shivered as the cold air hit his sweat-drenched body. It had been two weeks since he began sleeping on the floor of the tiny, windowless…

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Added on: 08/06/2019
08/05/2019
When LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva found her name on a hit list of a “gay-hunting” group, she did not appear to take the threat seriously. The group…

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Added on: 08/04/2019
08/03/2019
For Russia’s LGBT community, homophobia and violence are part of day-to-day reality. Some cases, like the murder of activist Yelena Grigoryeva last week or torture in Chechnya,…

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Added on: 07/28/2019
07/26/2019
Russian police said on Thursday they had detained a man over the fatal stabbing of an LGBTQ activist near her home in St Petersburg and were not…

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Added on: 07/27/2019
07/27/2019
The phone call that would change M.’s life came one spring evening in 2018. “You’re on the list,” the baritone voice on the other end of the…

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Added on: 07/24/2019
Several dozen demonstrators rallied in St. Petersburg to mourn Yelena Grigoryeva, an LGBT rights campaigner who was slain near her home in Russia’s second-largest city. The rally…

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Added on: 07/24/2019
07/23/2019
Germany is condemning the killing of a political activist in Russia and urging authorities to find out whether the crime was related to her advocacy of LGBT…

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Added on: 07/23/2019
07/23/2019
Russian campaigners have said that a woman found murdered with multiple stab wounds in the city of Saint Petersburg was a well-known activist who had received threats…

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Added on: 07/21/2019
A bisexual Russian man who has since fled to a safe country was subjected to torture because he attempted to find evidence of the anti-LGBTQ purge happening…

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Added on: 07/17/2019
07/16/2019
Europe’s rights court on Tuesday ruled against Russia over its refusal to register three associations, saying it was “unacceptable” to do so simply because they were defending…

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Added on: 07/04/2019
07/01/2019
A play in Crimea has created a stir on Russian social media after a video clip emerged of a scene which featured women kissing. The production was…

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Added on: 06/23/2019
06/23/2019
The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone…

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Added on: 06/16/2019
06/14/2019
This week Germany celebrated legalising homosexuality twenty-five years ago. Until June 11, 1994, it was still considered a crime in Germany even though since 1969 homosexuals were…

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Added on: 06/12/2019
06/11/2019
In March, a member of the Russian senate asked the prosecutor general to look into the issue of yoga in pretrial detention. Yoga classes, organized on the…

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Added on: 06/08/2019
“Russia is the last place I wanted to end up,” says Ahmet, 25. “But I don’t have a choice – it is either this or death.” Ahmet,…

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Added on: 05/26/2019
05/25/2019
A group of seven unknown men raided a Russian activist’s home in St Petersburg last week (17 May). The activist, who wishes to remain anonymous, works as…

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Added on: 05/25/2019
A gay Russian man who says he was abducted and tortured by police in Chechnya has filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)…