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Added on: 12/02/2022
Backstage at a bar in Moscow, a troupe of drag queens surrounded by make-up palettes and sparkling costumes join hands before taking to the stage for what…

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Added on: 12/01/2022
Russia’s newest museum opened its doors on November 27. It may close them for good before the week is out. The country’s newly toughened legislation against so-called lesbian,…

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Added on: 11/27/2022
11/26/2022
Russian MPs this week updated, and expanded, an anti-LGBT law – the latest in a series of measures aiming to highlight “traditional” family values. Against a backdrop…

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Added on: 11/27/2022
An LGBT activist and artist acquitted recently in a high-profile pornography case over nude drawings and other artwork she posted online has left Russia days after an…

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Added on: 11/25/2022
11/24/2022
MOSCOW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Russia’s parliament approved on Thursday a bill that widens a prohibition of “LGBT propaganda” and restricts the “demonstration” of LGBT behaviour, making…

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Added on: 10/28/2022
10/28/2022
The United Nations said on Friday that it was “deeply concerened” by moves of Russian legislature to toughen up the notorious ‘LGBTQ propaganda’ law. The UN has…

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Added on: 10/27/2022
10/26/2022
Russian lawmakers backed a bill on Thursday that would expand an existing ban on the promotion of “LGBT propaganda” among children to include people of all ages,…

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Added on: 10/18/2022
10/17/2022
Russian lawmakers Monday called for the toughening of a strict anti-gay law and the Kremlin ordered expensive patriotic education projects as Moscow presses with a conservative drive…

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Added on: 10/11/2022
10/10/2022
As thousands of Russians continue to flee the country to avoid being conscripted to fight in Ukraine, a propaganda video warning of interactions with LGBTQ, Black, and…

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Added on: 10/10/2022
10/09/2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed anti-LGBTQ views in his speech following the annexation of four Eastern Ukrainian regions into Russian territory. Putin delivered the speech last Friday in…

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Added on: 10/05/2022
10/04/2022
Russia on Tuesday fined TikTok for failing to delete content that violates Russian laws on ‘LGBT propaganda’ and streaming service Twitch for hosting a video interview with…

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Added on: 09/29/2022
09/29/2022
It’s not hard to understand why Nikolai Shushpan, who is gay, made the decision to become one of the thousands of Russians to flee to Georgia after…

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Added on: 09/13/2022
09/12/2022
Russia’s so-called ‘gay propaganda’ law has banned the promotion of “non-traditional sexual values” to under-18s since 2013. Now, the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament,…

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Added on: 09/03/2022
09/01/2022
Russian lawmakers have introduced a proposal that would increase fines for individuals that violate the country’s ‘gay propaganda’ law. Back in 2013, Vladimir Putin signed the archaic…

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Added on: 08/01/2022
07/31/2022
In 2021, fashion photographer and activist, Emmie America, was detained and fined by Russian authorities, after organising a politically charged photo shoot in Moscow, where 25 participants…

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Added on: 08/01/2022
07/31/2022
YEREVAN, Armenia — When tens of thousands of Russians fled the country this spring following the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine, many chose to resettle in Armenia and…

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Added on: 07/29/2022
Anna Kosvinitseva is a web designer in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan who has been working mostly from home for the past few years. She says…

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Added on: 07/25/2022
07/24/2022
Russia’s top female tennis player, Daria “Dasha” Kasatkina, has done something no Russian athlete of her rank has done before — she came out. While seeing a professional athlete from Canada or the…

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Added on: 07/20/2022
07/19/2022
Russia’s highest ranked female tennis player came out as gay in an interview, while addressing rising homophobic attitudes in the country. Daria Kasatkina, currently ranked No. 12…

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Added on: 07/16/2022
07/15/2022
A prominent feminist and LGBT activist has been acquitted of controversial “pornography” charges in Russia. Yulia Tsvetkova, 29, was accused of distributing pornography and “LGBT propaganda” in…

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Added on: 07/15/2022
07/14/2022
The images of Brittney Griner from 15 April 2013 are striking. It was the night of the annual WNBA draft, and Griner was beaming from ear to ear….

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Added on: 07/13/2022
Russian journalist Yury Dud was fined 120,000 rubles ($2,024) by a Moscow court Tuesday under a law that bans “propaganda” in support of gay relationships. Lefortovo district…

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Added on: 07/12/2022
07/11/2022
Russian lawmakers have proposed extending a ban on the promotion of “non-traditional” sexual relationships among minors to now include adults as well, a senior legislator has said….

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Added on: 06/17/2022
A prosecutor has called for Russian activist Yulia Tsvetkova to serve three years and two months in prison during a closed trial over absurd “pornography” charges. The…

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Added on: 06/03/2022
06/02/2022
Russia is developing a domestic alternative to Europe’s top human rights court, the head of the ​​Association of Russian Lawyers said Thursday. Russia has been outside the jurisdiction…

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Added on: 05/30/2022
05/29/2022
Berlin, Germany – Having visited the German capital twice before, Polina Punegova, from the Russian port city of St Petersburg, had often told her Ukrainian partner Yulia…

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Added on: 05/27/2022
05/26/2022
A queer Ukrainian journalist. A writer. A public speaker. A self-proclaimed bridge builder and “Russian colonialism storyteller-in-chief.” Maksym Eristavi was born to amplify voices! For only being in…

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Added on: 05/22/2022
“The Revenge of the Shiny Shrimps” follows an all-queer water polo team that lands in homophobic Russia. But the scenes had to be shot in Ukraine, before…

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Added on: 05/08/2022
The European Union is debating on imposing sanctions on Patriarch Kirill, the head of The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), also known as the Moscow Patriarchate, who leads…

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Added on: 05/06/2022
05/06/2022
LGBT+ Ukrainians have been living in fear and uncertainty ever since Russia launched its full scale invasion in February. Now, some are retreating into the closet in the face…