Russia

Global News

Added on: 09/08/2020
09/07/2020
Russia could be set to follow in the footsteps of Hungary with a proposed law that would legally erase transgender people. Proposed amendments to Russia’s Family Code,…

Global News

Added on: 09/05/2020
09/04/2020
Russian politicians are weighing a chance to the country’s Family Code that would prevent transgender citizens from changing their legal gender to match their actual gender. The…

Global News

Added on: 09/04/2020
09/03/2020
The presidential election in Belarus on 9 August was conducted the way many previous elections were conducted: opposition candidates were harassed and hounded out of the country;…

Global News

Added on: 08/12/2020
08/11/2020
Speaking to Open Democracy, Egor Panin recalled being outed by his mother at the age of 17 when she read his conversations on the social media platform…

Global News

Added on: 08/09/2020
08/08/2020
Russian influencer Ali Zabirov, who went by the name of Egor Gromov, has been found murdered in a friend’s house, he was only 23 years old. Egor…

Global News

Added on: 08/06/2020
A draft bill before Russia’s parliament would significantly affect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, Human Rights Watch said today. Among the proposed…

Global News

Added on: 07/21/2020
07/20/2020
Madonna said Sunday that the Russian government fined her for a speech she made supporting LGBTQ rights at a concert in St. Petersburg eight years ago. The…

Global News

Added on: 07/15/2020
07/15/2020
Russian lawmakers late on Tuesday submitted draft legislation that would ban same-sex marriage after voters backed changes to the constitution which define marriage as a union of…

Global News

Added on: 07/14/2020
07/13/2020
At the Lagutenko wedding in 2017, the couple exchanged vows, rings and kisses in front of friends and relatives, then took a traditional drive in a limousine,…

Global News

Added on: 07/11/2020
07/10/2020
A Russian LGBT activist said she was fined 75,000 roubles ($1,000) on Friday on charges of spreading “gay propaganda” among minors by publishing drawings of same-sex couples…

Global News

Added on: 07/04/2020
07/03/2020
President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked the U.S. embassy in Moscow for flying a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBT rights, suggesting it reflected the sexual orientation of…

Global News

Added on: 06/28/2020
06/27/2020
Russian police on Saturday detained more than 30 people, most of them women, who were staging separate one-person protests in central Moscow against charges of spreading pornography…

Global News

Added on: 06/24/2020
06/23/2020
Russia seems to have recognised a gay marriage unknowingly. The claim surfaced after the send a tax return to a prominent LGBT rights activist who had married…

Global News

Added on: 06/23/2020
06/22/2020
Two terrified boys are forced out of a car by members of a gang who taunt them with the question: “Were you kissing?” A paving stone is…

Global News

Added on: 06/17/2020
06/16/2020
Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but in many places a dramatic backlash by conservative forces has followed. On…

Global News

Added on: 06/11/2020
06/10/2020
Authorities in Far East Russia charged an LGBT rights activist with distributing pornography for posting drawings of vaginas on social media, the activist told Russian media Tuesday….

Global News

Added on: 06/06/2020
As far as storyboards go, the advert was as inept as it was crass. The year is 2035. Two gay men are in the process of adopting…

Global News

Added on: 06/04/2020
06/03/2020
An online video suggesting Russians back constitutional reform or see gay couples win adoption rights was taken down by YouTube on Wednesday after LGBT+ groups said it…

Global News

Added on: 06/03/2020
A Russian media group linked to a close associate of President Vladimir Putin has produced an antigay political ad ahead of a vote on constitutional amendments that…

Global News

Added on: 06/01/2020
05/31/2020
Family members are often the main perpetrators of abuse against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people, according to a major global report published on Monday. The study…

Global News

Added on: 05/26/2020
Oscar-nominated Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky has announced a new television series based on the real-life story of a group of LGBT activists who visited the Soviet Union…

Global News

Added on: 05/10/2020
The Russian Imperial Movement (RIM), a white supremacist group based in St. Petersburg, is increasingly expanding its outreach beyond Russia through the establishment of transnational networks with…

Global News

Added on: 04/22/2020
04/21/2020
The city of Norilsk is located above the Arctic Circle in Russia’s north. With just under 200,000 inhabitants, it’s known as a harsh, industrial place, its history…

Global News

Added on: 04/21/2020
04/20/2020
Almost one in five Russians believe that LGBT people should be “eliminated,” according to the results of a new independent Levada Center poll. The figures showed 18%…

Global News

Added on: 04/16/2020
Many governments across Eastern Europe and Central Asia have pursued an “extensive offensive” against human rights, deploying draconian tactics and tools of the state to suppress protests,…

Global News

Added on: 04/08/2020
04/07/2020
“I feel that today there are so many invisible female political prisoners: mothers, wives – women who bear an incredible burden thanks to political trials,” says Russian…

Global News

Added on: 03/30/2020
03/30/2020
Police officers armed with plastic pipes in Russia’s republic of Chechnya are patrolling the streets to observe compliance with the region’s coronavirus quarantine, Russian media reported this…

Global News

Added on: 03/25/2020
03/24/2020
A lesbian artist has spent months under house arrest and is facing fines and six years jail, just for publishing innocent images in Russia. Yulja Tsvetkova faces…

Global News

Added on: 03/15/2020
03/14/2020
In a dance studio tucked away off a Moscow side street, a couple dozen people are working on their tango. While the footwork is their focus, the…

Global News

Added on: 03/14/2020
03/12/2020
Yulia Tsvetkova posted delicate drawings and embroidered images of vulvas on a social media page called “Vagina Monologues” that she hoped would help lift the taboo on…