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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…

Global News

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,…

Global News

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…

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Added on: 04/27/2022
04/26/2022
Russian courts might have banned Facebook and Instagram access across the country just a month ago, but that’s not going to stop those same courts from fining…

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Added on: 04/21/2022
04/21/2022
Oleg Zagorodnii is sitting in the cafe he owns in Kyiv, beneath a brightly coloured painting of Aladdin smiling down from the wall behind. “It is just…

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Added on: 04/17/2022
The Russian Justice Ministry has added several journalists, including some who have collaborated with RFE/RL, and two LGBT rights activists to its registry of foreign agents. Two…

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Added on: 04/14/2022
04/12/2022
When a friend called Andrii Zarytskyi at 5 a.m., his voice shaking, to say the first bombs had dropped on their city of Mykolaiv, Mr. Zarytskyi didn’t believe…

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Added on: 03/23/2022
Cuba is considering a new family code that could allow marriage equality for the first time in the communist nation. In the last year, the Cuban health…

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Added on: 03/17/2022
03/16/2022
When Edward Reese, a queer activist who works with Kyiv Pride, decided to flee Ukraine on March 8, he knew it was going to be a long…

Global News

Added on: 03/17/2022
03/16/2022
On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine. It marks the latest chapter in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s campaign against Ukraine, which began in earnest when Russia annexed the Ukrainian…

World Voices

Added on: 03/13/2022
Alturi Contributor
Putin has consistently portrayed himself — and by extension, Russia — as a staunch defender of traditional family values in order to create a distinct identity against…