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Added on: 07/25/2023
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed new legislation Monday which marked the final step in outlawing gender-affirming procedures, a crippling blow to Russia’s already embattled LGBTQ+ community. The…

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Added on: 07/19/2023
When the lower chamber of Russia’s parliament passed a new law banning gender-affirming surgeries for transgender people, it confirmed Milana Romanova’s worst fear: the relative freedom transgender…

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Added on: 07/16/2023
07/15/2023
Russian lawmakers on Friday voted in favor of a bill to make gender reassignment illegal. “The State Duma banned gender reassignment in Russia,” the lower house said…

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Added on: 07/15/2023
Russian lawmakers on Thursday approved a toughened version of a bill that outlaws gender transitioning procedures, with added clauses that annul marriages in which one person has…

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Added on: 07/11/2023
07/10/2023
Russia’s first openly transgender politician has abandoned plans to run in a gubernatorial election, saying that the country’s latest anti-LGBTQ+ bill has eroded the support needed to…

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Added on: 06/30/2023
06/29/2023
After passing a law last year banning all pro-LGBT narratives in the country, Russiais planning to launch an institute to administer “psychiatric terror” on trans individuals. How…

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Added on: 05/31/2023
05/30/2023
A new Russian bill could ban transgender healthcare in the country, a move that mirrors legislation being proposed and enacted by Republican lawmakers across the United States….

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Added on: 05/30/2023
Anastasia Domini and her wife Anna Domini walked hand in hand on a recent sunny day in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires while their four restless children played…

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Added on: 05/28/2023
Anastasia Domini and wife Anna Domini walked hand in hand on a recent sunny day in Argentina’s capital while their four restless children played nearby. It’s a…

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Added on: 05/27/2023
05/26/2023
As Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Ukraine’s invasion on Feb. 24 last year, he digressed to talk about how the West was trying to destroy “traditional values”…

World Voices

Added on: 05/13/2023
Alturi Contributor
Can you start by describing the recent LGBTQ+ Studies at Risk conference? What was the program, and who attended? Talia Kollek, my co-organizer, and I came up…

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Added on: 05/13/2023
05/12/2023
Google has been fined three million rubles (£31,000) by Russia after it refused to remove content which the country said promoted same-sex relationships. The penalty was also…

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Added on: 05/08/2023
05/07/2023
Russian authorities added LGBTQ+ human rights defenders NC SOS Crisis Group to the country’s controversial ‘foreign agents’ registry. The group was put on the list on Friday (5…

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Added on: 04/25/2023
04/24/2023
Russia’s Justice Ministry is gearing up to make it tougher for transgender people to change their gender markers in their passports, which will make gender transition tougher…

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Added on: 04/25/2023
Russia’s Bolshoi Theater has removed a ballet dedicated to dancer Rudolf Nureyev from its repertoire, citing a new Russian law that expands restrictions on activities seen as…

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Added on: 04/22/2023
04/21/2023
When Vladimir Putin announced Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, he framed the move in part as a means of defending traditional values from…

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Added on: 04/16/2023
The Supreme Court in the Russian region of Tatarstan has rejected an appeal against an order to deport Chinese citizen Haoyang Xu over “LGBT propaganda.” The 21-year-old,…

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Added on: 04/08/2023
04/07/2023
Russian authorities arrested a Chinese LGBTQ blogger Wednesday for allegedly violating a law that bans so-called same-sex “propaganda,” according to Adel Khaydarshin, a lawyer representing the blogger…

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Added on: 04/07/2023
04/06/2023
Police in the Russian city of Kazan Wednesday arrested a publicly out gay couple, Haoyang Xu and Gela Gogishvili, for their alleged breach of the country’s “gay propaganda” law….

Alturi Blog

Added on: 04/04/2023
Margerita Afom
Alturi Contributor
In the last year, Ukraine’s society has shifted its perspective on the LGBTI community. While LGBTI activists worked to resist the imposition of conservative Russian attitudes, LGBTI…

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Added on: 03/31/2023
Poland has confirmed that Russian and Belarusian athletes will be banned from this year’s European Games, which is being hosted in Kraków and its surrounding region in June…

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Added on: 03/08/2023
03/07/2023
Russia will not play “dangerous gender games”, the head of its upper house of parliament said in a vehement attack on sexual minorities in a message marking…

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Added on: 03/03/2023
03/02/2023
In Kherson, two Russian occupiers used the same insult – “pinks” – when they burst into the hide-out of a lesbian couple. The men then violently raped the…

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Added on: 12/30/2022
12/29/2022
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, during a direct line broadcast for the first time in English and Arabic, addressed the Arab world and all Muslims with…

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Added on: 12/29/2022
The Russian government has granted its media regulator the authority to block websites containing “LGBT propaganda” without a court order, according to a decree published on Monday….

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Added on: 12/21/2022
12/20/2022
An LGBTQ history museum in Russia opened and closed in less than two weeks, in a protest of Russia’s new law banning LGBTQ “propaganda.” Pyotr Voskresensky, the…

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Added on: 12/11/2022
12/10/2022
Young mothers Yana and Yaroslava don’t want to leave Russia with their 6-year-old son. But they fear a harsh new anti-gay law passed by Russian lawmakers will…

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Added on: 12/10/2022
The social network “VKontakte” began to mark with a special plate the communities in which the so-called LGBT content can be posted. When you try to enter…

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Added on: 12/09/2022
12/09/2022
Out gay American basketball star Brittney Griner was freed by Russia, in exchange for the US releasing Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, known as the ‘Merchant of…

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Added on: 12/06/2022
12/5/2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed into law a bill that expands a ban on so-called LGBTQ “propaganda” in Russia, making it illegal for anyone to…