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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…

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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…

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Added on: 03/13/2022
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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…

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Added on: 03/07/2022
03/07/2022
The head of Russia’s Orthodox Church appeared to blame liberal Western values — drawing particular attention to gay pride parades — for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in…

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Added on: 03/07/2022
03/04/2022
Working in human rights in Russia can give one a misleading sense of invincibility. Despite the dehumanising legislation and fact that the government sees enemies in its…

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Added on: 03/05/2022
3/4/22
As Russian President Vladimir Putin presses hard on his invasion of Ukraine, the world is almost collectively turning against him, and that might be fine with Putin,…

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Added on: 03/04/2022
03/03/2022
Queer African people fleeing Ukraine are facing “intersecting violence”, campaigners have warned. More than one million people have fled Ukraine since Russia declared war. However, not all refugees are being treated…

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Added on: 03/04/2022
Zi Faámelu wants to escape the war in Ukraine, but her identity will not let her. The 31-year-old singer, who is transgender, has a passport that says she is…

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Added on: 03/03/2022
03/01/2022
Members of an LGBT+ organisation in Ukraine captured a group of Russian soldiers they found hiding in their offices. Viktor Pylypenko told Israeli newspaper The Israel Hayom that he and…

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Added on: 03/03/2022
03/01/2022
A Moroccan journalist is facing backlash from the gay community in the kingdom after he expressed support for Putin’s war on Ukraine, praising the Russian leader for…

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Added on: 03/03/2022
For years, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Ukraine have fought to be recognized as equal members of society. But now, as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s…

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Added on: 02/26/2022
Desperate to avoid the shadow of Vladimir Putin’s bigoted regime falling over Ukraine, LGBTQ combat volunteers told The Daily Beast that members of the gay community had…

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Added on: 02/25/2022
02/24/2022
There was widespread shock and condemnation across the world on Thursday morning (24 February) when the Russian president launched a “military operation” in Ukraine. He announced the decision…

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Added on: 02/24/2022
02/24/2022
Kyiv, Ukraine – Some LGBTQ people in Ukraine are fearing targeted human rights abuses if Russia occupies the country. “That would mean a direct threat to me and especially, well,…

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Added on: 02/24/2022
Jo Moses
Alturi Contributor
In Sims 4, you can be abducted by aliens, build an underwater house, or feed the carnivorous plants in your virtual garden, but what some players value…

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Added on: 02/23/2022
02/22/2022
A court in Chechnya has sentenced a pair of LGBT+ siblings to almost a decade’s detainment on seemingly bogus charges. On Tuesday (22 February), the Achkhoy-Martan district…

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Added on: 02/23/2022
02/22/2022
Two weeks ago, Electronic Arts opted not to launch a same-sex marriage story in Russia for its hit life-simulation video game The Sims 4. At a glance,…

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Added on: 02/22/2022
02/21/2022
Russia is drawing up a kill list including gay and ethnic minority Ukrainians if it invades, the US has claimed. In a chilling warning, America’s ambassador to…

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Added on: 02/13/2022
2/11/22
The Russian government made an unsuccessful attempt to shut down one of the country’s largest and most prominent LGBTQ rights groups, but human rights advocates say there…

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Added on: 02/11/2022
This week, Russia’s Justice Ministry filed a lawsuit seeking to “liquidate” Sphere Foundation, the legal entity under which the Russian LGBT Network operates, arguing the group’s activities…

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Added on: 02/04/2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Ramzan Kadyrov, the authoritarian, Kremlin-backed leader of the North Caucasus region of Chechnya, amid a public outcry over open threats…

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Added on: 01/21/2022
01/20/2022
ST. PETERSBURG — If you didn’t know Club Malevich existed you would never find it. There are no signs, windows, grand entrances or bouncers at the back…

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Added on: 12/29/2021
12/28/2021
Russia has used a dirty trick to shut down two LGBTQ organizations and block their websites and social media accounts from appearing online. It has labeled them…

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Added on: 12/27/2021
12/27/2021
Brothers Salekh Magamadov (20) and Ismail Isaev (17), detained by authorities in Chechnya for the past 10 months, have announced that they would go on a hunger…

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Added on: 12/26/2021
A Russian organization that tracks political arrests and provides legal aid to detainees said Saturday that government regulators blocked its website, the latest move in a months-long…