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Added on: 03/07/2020
03/06/2020
Dilovar moved to Russia from Tajikistan a decade ago hoping for a better life but he contracted HIV and now lives with the threat of deportation and…

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Added on: 03/04/2020
03/03/2020
President Vladimir V. Putin has proposed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in what political analysts suggest is an effort to raise turnout for a constitutional referendum…

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Added on: 02/29/2020
02/28/2020
A prominent Chechen blogger and critic of the region’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov has survived a suspected assassination attempt after fighting off a man he said attacked him…

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Added on: 02/14/2020
02/13/2020
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia would not legalise gay marriage as long as he was in the Kremlin. He made clear he would not allow…

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Added on: 02/08/2020
02/08/2020
A Moscow jury has acquitted a man accused of killing a gay man last year, the LGBT rights group Stimul reported Thursday. Security cameras captured 40-year-old Roman…

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Added on: 02/06/2020
02/05/2020
The number of hate crimes against members of Russia’s LGBT community increased in 2019, according to an annual report by the prominent SOVA Center nonprofit, which tracks…

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Added on: 02/06/2020
An LGBT activist fled southern Russia for the Netherlands after facing threats of prosecution from law enforcement and retribution from conservative vigilantes, she said in an interview…

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Added on: 01/26/2020
01/25/2020
In documentaries, anonymous sources have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a new documentary premiering Sunday at the…

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Added on: 01/23/2020
01/22/2020
Israel and Russia signed an adoption agreement on Wednesday, after a decade of negotiations, stipulating that same-sex couples may not adopt children from Russia. The countries finalized…

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Added on: 01/23/2020
A young woman from Russia’s conservative republic of Chechnya is seeking criminal charges against her parents, one of their acquaintances and a psychiatric clinic for allegedly torturing…

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Added on: 01/15/2020
Repression escalated in Russia during 2019 as the government answered rising civic and political activism with bans, repressive laws, and showcase prosecutions, Human Rights Watch said today…

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Added on: 12/16/2019
12/15/2019
Authorities in Russia have registered one of the first transgender marriages in a country that positions itself as a bastion of traditional family values. Erika Askarova and…

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Added on: 12/12/2019
12/11/2019
This year, I accomplished a feat that I never thought I would: I went undercover to investigate a group that hates me. Not long after I took…

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Added on: 12/01/2019
11/30/2019
A gay Russian man who took part in a YouTube video where children asked him about his sexuality has been forced to go into hiding after authorities…

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Added on: 11/11/2019
The World Congress of Families, an international network of anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice activists, sponsored a regional conference in Accra, Ghana, last week. Organizers pitched it as an…

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Added on: 11/06/2019
11/05/2019
Whenever the play “Out of the Closet” is performed, Russian drama company Teatr.Doc has to take extra precautions: the audiences’ passports are checked to ensure everyone is…

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Added on: 10/25/2019
10/25/2019
Ricky was just 19 when he said the police came for him. He was at work and they took him to the local police station. From there…

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Added on: 10/05/2019
10/04/2019
A Russian man has filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging that a cryptocurrency app caused him to turn gay, according to a copy of the complaint seen…

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Added on: 09/27/2019
09/26/2019
A Russian gay couple has requested asylum in the United States after authorities launched a criminal investigation over their adopted children, their lawyer said Thursday. The two…

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Added on: 09/26/2019
09/24/2019
Receiving photos of mutilated bodies with the warning “you’re next” rattled gay rights activist Nikita Tomilov but when he saw surveillance men outside his home, he fled…

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Added on: 09/22/2019
A Council of Europe official tackled Chechen officials about reports of the torture and detention of gay people, during a rare visit to the Russian republic Saturday….

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Added on: 09/20/2019
09/19/2019
A Russian university is said to have threatened a student with expulsion after his pink phone case and membership in pro-LGBT social media groups fueled suspicions about…

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Added on: 09/20/2019
09/19/2019
LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva’s body was found in St. Petersburg, Russia on July 20, with evidence she had been choked, stabbed and thrown into the bushes near…

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Added on: 09/19/2019
Homophobia and a “Soviet hangover” are driving HIV infections in parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to David Furnish, AIDS campaigner and Sir Elton John’s…

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Added on: 09/14/2019
A surge in “chemsex” parties, where some people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is refuelling epidemics of HIV among…

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Added on: 08/21/2019
08/20/2019
Homophobia has risen in European countries that do not legally recognize same-sex relationships, while acceptance of gay and lesbian people has jumped in states where they can…

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Added on: 08/18/2019
A Russian couple was forced to flee the country because they told their two adopted sons that they are married. As far-fetched as that may sound, the…

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Added on: 08/10/2019
08/09/2019
Amin Dzhabrailov shivered as the cold air hit his sweat-drenched body. It had been two weeks since he began sleeping on the floor of the tiny, windowless…

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Added on: 08/06/2019
08/05/2019
When LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva found her name on a hit list of a “gay-hunting” group, she did not appear to take the threat seriously. The group…

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Added on: 08/04/2019
08/03/2019
For Russia’s LGBT community, homophobia and violence are part of day-to-day reality. Some cases, like the murder of activist Yelena Grigoryeva last week or torture in Chechnya,…