Russia’s ‘Extremist’ Ban Fuels LGBT Flight

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12/05/2023

Russia’s recent “extremist” designation of a loosely defined “LGBT movement” has led to a surge in emergency evacuations from the country, independent media reported Tuesday, citing the European human rights group for post-Soviet LGBT people, Equal PostOst. Russia’s Supreme Court on Thursday banned the so-called “international LGBT movement” — which does not formally exist — on claims of extremism. Individuals face a maximum of six years in prison if convicted of involvement in an “extremist” organization.

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