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Added on: 12/30/2020
12/29/2020
Russia has labeled prominent women’s rights organization Nasiliyu.net (“No to Violence”) as a “foreign agent,” the Justice Ministry announced Tuesday. The Justice Ministry’s addition of the NGO,…

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Added on: 12/23/2020
12/22/2020
As the first COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out around the world, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates have sought to reassure those living with HIV that they can safely…

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Added on: 12/03/2020
12/02/2020
Two weeks after the constitution was changed, the government proposed a bill to ban same-sex marriage and end the legal recognition of transgender people. Many activists had…

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Added on: 11/25/2020
Feminist Russian lawmaker Oksana Pushkina and prosecuted LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova have been named among the world’s 100 most inspirational and influential women in 2020 by the…

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Added on: 11/16/2020
11/16/2020
The authors behind two separate packages of amendments to Russia’s Family Code have withdrawn their initiatives from the State Duma following backlash over proposed changes that would…

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Added on: 11/14/2020
St. Petersburg police and officials from Russia’s consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor disrupted the opening night of Russia’s only annual LGBT film festival, its organizers said. The Side…

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Added on: 10/20/2020
10/20/2020
Russia’s Government Commission on Legislative Activities has rejected conservative Senator Elena Mizulina’s draft law “aimed at strengthening the institution of the family.” The commission believes that the…

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Added on: 10/18/2020
10/17/2020
Several gay men have fled Russia after officials said that they would arrest people “of non-traditional sexual orientation” who had had children through surrogacy. The announcement formed…

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Added on: 10/09/2020
Russian police detained two leading members of the Pussy Riot art collective on Thursday. The news follows the radical group’s LGBT+ protest that saw them raising pride…

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Added on: 10/04/2020
Russian authorities have warned of the arrest of gay men who have fathered children to surrogate mothers, firing what appears to be another salvo across the bow…

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Added on: 09/29/2020
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — In June, a high school student discovered a decapitated and dismembered body in a swimming hole on the Mga River just outside St….

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Added on: 09/15/2020
Russian teachers were ordered to identify and monitor LGBTQ+ students and report them to the federation’s Interior Ministry, the Russian LGBT Network reported last Thursday. The Russian…

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Added on: 09/13/2020
09/12/2020
Social media and entertainment giant TikTok have acknowledged that it restricts LGBT-related hashtags following a report published by a research team in Australia. A report by the…

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Added on: 09/12/2020
09/11/2020
Groups of uniformed men have been patrolling the streets of Yekaterinburg during Ural Pride Week, a weeklong festival organized by the city’s LGBT Resource Center. Witnesses claimed…

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Added on: 09/11/2020
09/10/2020
Teachers in Russia’s second-largest city of St. Petersburg have been instructed to monitor their students’ social media profiles for the presence of “LGBT symbols,” the LGBT Network…

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Added on: 09/08/2020
09/08/2020
Try searching for hashtags related to LGBT issues in countries like Russia, Bosnia, and Jordan on TikTok and you might find no results, even if you were…

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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,…

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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…

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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;…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…