Russian security services drag ‘gay night’ party-goers out into snow and beat them

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02/18/2024

Russian police raided a party they accused of spreading LGBT propaganda and beat its attendees in the snow, as part of a crackdown sweeping the country. The Typography club in the city of Tula, 100 miles south of Moscow, was holding a night it described as promoting “love, openness and sexuality”. Though not advertised, overtly at least, as a gay night, authorities interpreted it that way and shut it down.

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