Russia

LGBTI Rights in Russia


ADDED ON: 07/04/2020

Putin mocks U.S. embassy for flying rainbow flag

President Vladimir Putin on Friday mocked the U.S. embassy in Moscow for flying a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBT rights, suggesting it reflected the sexual orientation of its staff. His comments followed…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2020

Police detains over 30 protesting LGBT activists in Moscow – monitoring group

Russian police on Saturday detained more than 30 people, most of them women, who were staging separate one-person protests in central Moscow against charges of spreading pornography levelled against a prominent LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2020

Russia Recognises Gay Marriage ‘Accidentally’ Due to Legal Loophole in Family Law

Russia seems to have recognised a gay marriage unknowingly. The claim surfaced after the send a tax return to a prominent LGBT rights activist who had married his husband in the United…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2020

Welcome to Chechnya: the harrowing film about the regime’s gay purge

Two terrified boys are forced out of a car by members of a gang who taunt them with the question: “Were you kissing?” A paving stone is dropped on to the head…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2020

How globalisation has transformed the fight for LGBTQ+ rights

Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but in many places a dramatic backlash by conservative forces has followed. On a visit to Senegal in…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2020

LGBT Activist Charged With Pornography for Body-Positive Vagina Drawings

Authorities in Far East Russia charged an LGBT rights activist with distributing pornography for posting drawings of vaginas on social media, the activist told Russian media Tuesday. Yulia Tsvetkova, 27, had been…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2020

How liberal outrage pushed a homophobic troll video to the top of Russia’s political agenda

As far as storyboards go, the advert was as inept as it was crass. The year is 2035. Two gay men are in the process of adopting a child. A worried boy…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2020

YouTube takes down anti-gay ad after outrage in Russia

An online video suggesting Russians back constitutional reform or see gay couples win adoption rights was taken down by YouTube on Wednesday after LGBT+ groups said it incited hatred. The clip, posted…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2020

‘Completely Crazy’: Activists Slam Antigay Ad As Russia’s Constitutional Vote Looms

A Russian media group linked to a close associate of President Vladimir Putin has produced an antigay political ad ahead of a vote on constitutional amendments that would open the door for…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2020

Families are major source of abuse for gay women, trans people, report says

Family members are often the main perpetrators of abuse against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people, according to a major global report published on Monday. The study of 24 countries by Britain’s…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2020

Russia ‘Ready’ for New Comedy on Gay Activists’ 1970s Soviet Visit, Producer Says

Oscar-nominated Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky has announced a new television series based on the real-life story of a group of LGBT activists who visited the Soviet Union on a mistaken invitation. The…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2020

Radical Russian Imperial Movement Expanding Global Outreach

The Russian Imperial Movement (RIM), a white supremacist group based in St. Petersburg, is increasingly expanding its outreach beyond Russia through the establishment of transnational networks with like-minded neo-Nazis and white supremacist…

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