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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…

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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…