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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”….

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Added on: 12/02/2023
12/1/2023
With a painted white face and head, wearing an all-white ensemble save for long black gloves and gigantic black platform stiletto boots, Gena Marvin teeters as she…

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Added on: 12/01/2023
Human rights groups have begun reacting to the decision by Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday to deem the “International LGBT Public Movement” an “extremist organisation”. Gay human rights…

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Added on: 12/01/2023
11/30/2023
Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled that LGBTQ activists should be designated as “extremists”, in a move that representatives of gay and transgender people fear will lead to…

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Added on: 11/29/2023
11/28/2023
Members of Russia’s LGBTQ community fear a court ruling due on Thursday will label them “extremists” and pave the way for arrests and prosecutions of those who…

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Added on: 11/23/2023
11/22/2023
While the left-wing establishment has already decided that transgenderism is a sacred social pillar that civilized nations cannot touch, the reality is that the tide increasingly appears…

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Added on: 11/17/2023
11/16/2023
Russia’s Justice Ministry said Friday it has filed a motion for the Supreme Court to ban what it called an “international LGBT public movement” as extremist, a move…

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Added on: 11/12/2023
Born intersex and raised as a boy, Polina has known for years that she wanted to live as a woman. But Russia’s sweeping curbs on gender-affirming healthcare…

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Added on: 11/10/2023
11/10/2023
Nov 10 (Openly) – Born intersex and raised as a boy, Polina has known for years that she wanted to live as a woman. But Russia’s sweeping…

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Added on: 11/10/2023
11/09/2023
TNT Music, which runs a chart show dedicated to K-pop, aired the music video for boy band Seventeen’s hit song “God of Music” and replaced the rainbow featured…

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Added on: 11/02/2023
11/02/2023
Russia’s judicial statistics for the first half of this year neatly reflect life under the country’s military dictatorship in the second year of the war in Ukraine….

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Added on: 10/14/2023
10/13/2023
Max and Sasha are just two of the many LGBTQ+ people who have joined the mass exodus fleeing Russia to avoid violence, discrimination and war. Now, the…

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Added on: 09/30/2023
06/29/2023
As Russia continues to crack down on LGBTQ+ lives, one transgender woman has told PinkNews how she was forced to undergo conversion therapy, which involved “masculinity training”,…

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Added on: 09/19/2023
09/18/2023
Surveillance and the threat of imprisonment: Euronews spoke to Russian queer activists who have chosen to stay in the country, despite increasing hostility towards the LGBTQ+ community….

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Added on: 09/18/2023
09/17/2023
A Russian group has managed to spread lies, misinformation, and pseudoscience about the LGBTQ+ community across the globe, becoming a “major vector” for anti-LGBTQ+ hate, according to…