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LGBTI Rights in Russia


ADDED ON: 11/27/2022

Anti-LGBT law in Russia: ‘Leaders want to construct a united conservative base’

Russian MPs this week updated, and expanded, an anti-LGBT law – the latest in a series of measures aiming to highlight "traditional" family values. Against a backdrop of conflict in Ukraine, Russian…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2022

Days After Acquittal Confirmed In Nudes Case, LGBT Artist Flees Russia

An LGBT activist and artist acquitted recently in a high-profile pornography case over nude drawings and other artwork she posted online has left Russia days after an unsuccessful appeal by prosecutors, her…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2022

Russian parliament passes law banning ‘LGBT propaganda’ among adults

MOSCOW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Russia's parliament approved on Thursday a bill that widens a prohibition of "LGBT propaganda" and restricts the "demonstration" of LGBT behaviour, making any expression of an LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2022

UN expresses deep concern over Russia’s ‘LGBTQ propaganda’ law

The United Nations said on Friday that it was "deeply concerened" by moves of Russian legislature to toughen up the notorious 'LGBTQ propaganda' law. The UN has urged Russian lawmakers to repeal…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2022

Russia moves to ban ‘LGBT propaganda’ among all ages

Russian lawmakers backed a bill on Thursday that would expand an existing ban on the promotion of “LGBT propaganda” among children to include people of all ages, a move critics see as…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2022

Russia Prepares To Toughen Anti-gay Law In Conservative Push

Russian lawmakers Monday called for the toughening of a strict anti-gay law and the Kremlin ordered expensive patriotic education projects as Moscow presses with a conservative drive at home while its troops…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2022

Propaganda video warns fleeing Russians about LGBTQ & Black people in the US

As thousands of Russians continue to flee the country to avoid being conscripted to fight in Ukraine, a propaganda video warning of interactions with LGBTQ, Black, and vegetarian people in America has…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2022

Putin says U.S. wants to push gender “perversions” on Russian schoolchildren

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed anti-LGBTQ views in his speech following the annexation of four Eastern Ukrainian regions into Russian territory. Putin delivered the speech last Friday in Moscow after Ukrainians in Donetsk,…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2022

Russia fines TikTok for ‘LGBT propaganda’, Twitch over Ukraine content

Russia on Tuesday fined TikTok for failing to delete content that violates Russian laws on 'LGBT propaganda' and streaming service Twitch for hosting a video interview with a Ukrainian political figure that…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2022

Russians Are Fleeing Putin’s Draft. But in Georgia, Few Are Happy About a Fresh Influx

It’s not hard to understand why Nikolai Shushpan, who is gay, made the decision to become one of the thousands of Russians to flee to Georgia after President Vladimir Putin announced a…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2022

Explainer: The facts about Russia’s expanded ‘gay propaganda’ law

Russia’s so-called ‘gay propaganda’ law has banned the promotion of “non-traditional sexual values” to under-18s since 2013. Now, the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, has introduced amendments that would…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2022

Russian lawmakers propose doubling fines for ‘gay propaganda’ law

Russian lawmakers have introduced a proposal that would increase fines for individuals that violate the country’s ‘gay propaganda’ law. Back in 2013, Vladimir Putin signed the archaic legislation into law – which…

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