Russian Justice Ministry includes two LGBT organizations in foreign agents list

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12/24/21

The Russian Ministry of Justice has included the Coming Out LGBT initiative group from St. Petersburg and the Revers LGBT+ initiative group from Krasnodar in the list of unregistered non-governmental organizations fulfilling the function of a foreign agent, the agency’s website reported on Friday. “On December 24, 2021, in complying with the requirement of existing legislation of the Russian Federation, the unregistered non-governmental organizations functioning without acquiring the right of a legal entity, the Revers LGBT+ initiative group and the St. Petersburg Coming Out LGBT initiative group were included in the list of unregistered non-governmental organizations fulfilling the function of a foreign agent,” the statement said. The Coming Out LGBT group was founded in St. Petersburg in 2008. The goal of its activity is the universal recognition of human dignity and equal rights of all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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