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LGBTI Rights in Russia


ADDED ON: 08/18/2019

A gay couple in Russia was forced to flee the country simply because they told their adopted children they are married

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 story is true – simply…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2019

He survived Chechnya’s LGBTQ purge. Now, he’s ready to tell his story

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 room, but he still wasn’t…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2019

Murder, ‘gay-hunters’ strike terror in Russia’s LGBT community

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 called itself "Pila", meaning "saw",…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2019

LGBT in Russia: smashing stereotypes and creating a queer future

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, have made international headlines and…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2019

Russia arrests man over murder of LGBTQ activist

Russian police said on Thursday they had detained a man over the fatal stabbing of an LGBTQ activist near her home in St Petersburg and were not treating the murder as a…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2019

Trans Men And Queer Women Have Been Swept Up In Chechnya’s Anti-LGBTQ Crackdown

The phone call that would change M.’s life came one spring evening in 2018. “You’re on the list,” the baritone voice on the other end of the line said. The caller identified…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2019

Demonstrators Rally In St. Petersburg To Mourn Slain Russian LGBT Activist

Several dozen demonstrators rallied in St. Petersburg to mourn Yelena Grigoryeva, an LGBT rights campaigner who was slain near her home in Russia's second-largest city. The rally on July 23 came three…

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ADDED ON: 07/24/2019

Germany condemns killing of Russian LGBT activist

Germany is condemning the killing of a political activist in Russia and urging authorities to find out whether the crime was related to her advocacy of LGBT rights. Yelena Grigorieva's body was…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2019

St Petersburg murder victim was ‘well-known LGBT rights activist’

Russian campaigners have said that a woman found murdered with multiple stab wounds in the city of Saint Petersburg was a well-known activist who had received threats over her protests for LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2019

Bisexual Man Tortured After Finding Evidence of Anti-Gay Purge

A bisexual Russian man who has since fled to a safe country was subjected to torture because he attempted to find evidence of the anti-LGBTQ purge happening in Chechnya, according to Gay…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2019

Europe’s rights court rules against Russia in LGBT case

Europe's rights court on Tuesday ruled against Russia over its refusal to register three associations, saying it was "unacceptable" to do so simply because they were defending LGBT rights. But one individual…

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ADDED ON: 07/04/2019

Is lesbian kiss in Crimean play ‘gay propaganda’?

A play in Crimea has created a stir on Russian social media after a video clip emerged of a scene which featured women kissing. The production was staged by the Gogol School…

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