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LGBTI Rights in Russia


ADDED ON: 12/26/2018

No ‘Gay Propaganda’ Found in Schoolchildren’s Art, Police Say

Police found no violations of Russia’s gay propaganda laws in confiscated children’s drawings from a school art exhibition after parents complained that they depicted same-sex couples. Russia outlawed “homosexual propaganda” among minors…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2018

Report documents anti-LGBTI extrajudicial killings in Chechnya

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Thursday released a report that documents extrajudicial killings and other human rights abuses against LGBTI people in Chechnya. The report, which the OSCE’s Office for…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2018

Reports: Russians targeted LGBT community with disinformation

A Russian social media operation aimed at helping Republican nominee Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election included efforts to polarize voters around LGBT issues and, in some cases, pushed LGBT voters…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2018

Russia’s gay propaganda law ‘endangers children’, says report

Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is directly harming and endangering LGBT+ children and young people, according to a new report. The report – which is called “No Support: Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law Imperils…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2018

Interview: The Law Damaging Russia’s LGBT Children

When Russia passed a law banning what it called “propaganda of non-traditional relationships,” it made positive discussion about LGBT relationships illegal. The official rationale for the law was to protect children. But…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2018

Strongmen Like Putin Threaten LGBTQ People Across the Globe

The worldwide struggle for LGBT equality has dramatically changed in the past few years. From our movement’s inception, our great challenge has been to shed our invisibility and use education to overcome…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2018

Bulgarian Choreographer Captures Chechnya Refugee Experience

Kosta Karakashyan is a talented artist devoted to social justice and LGBT rights. The New York choreographer is fighting for the vulnerable in the hostile region of the Russian Federation. He intends…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2018

Russia risks HIV epidemic as cases rise – experts

Russia and some former Soviet Union countries risk developing out-of-control HIV epidemics, experts said on Wednesday, after data showed a record number of new cases last year. Most new cases in the…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2018

Russian Police Reportedly Confiscated a Schoolkid’s Painting of Same-sex Couples Made for a UN International Day of Tolerance

Police in Russia reportedly confiscated 17 pictures painted by school kids for a UN "International Day of Tolerance," one of which showed people of the same sex together. Police went to School 155 in…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2018

Gay man refused justice after torture in Chechnya concentration camp

A gay man is speaking out after suffering torture in a Chechnya concentration camp. Maxim Lapunov was one of the first victims of the ‘gay purge‘ in March 2017. Unknown thugs grabbed…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

European court: Russia’s ban on LGBT rallies violates rights

The European Court of Human Rights issued a fresh rebuke to the Kremlin on Tuesday, ruling that Russia’s continued ban on LGBT rallies is discriminatory and represents a violation of human rights.…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2018

Meet Russia’s gay priest: “The church should reach out”

It’s a warm afternoon in St. Petersburg, a crowd of shoppers fills the streets of Nevskiy Prospekt, the city’s main shopping street. None of the passersby seem to have ever heard of…

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