Russia

LGBTI Rights in Russia


ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Russian Filmmaker Defies Government to Shoot Rare LGBT Feature

Shooting has begun in Moscow of Russian director Ksenia Ratushnaya’s feature debut Outlaw. The film’s LGBT subject matter is set to attract controversy in Russia where the distribution of a film that depicts a…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2018

Survivor of Chechen ‘Gay Purge’ Is Kidnapped by Father in Russia

A gay survivor of a Chechen concentration camp was kidnapped by his father. Zelimkhan Akhmadov had been taking out the trash Friday from a safehouse in Russia when he was pulled into…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

Pussy Riot Pitch Invader Tackled by Dejan Lovren as Protesters Halt World Cup Final

Pussy Riot have claimed responsibility for the pitch invasion during the World Cup Final. Four spectators ran onto the pitch during football’s showpiece event in the 52nd minute, report the Mirror. Pussy Riot are a Russian…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

HRC Confronts Trump-Putin With Projection Calling Out Anti-LGBTQ Crimes Against Humanity in Chechnya

Today, just ahead of tomorrow’s Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, HRC projected an enormous message onto the Presidential Palace in Helsinki demanding that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin immediately end the ongoing anti-LGBTQ crimes…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2018

Gay Activists Protest Russia’s Anti-LGBTQ Laws With ‘hidden Flag’ During World Cup

LGBTQ activists from around the world gathered in Russia this weekend to protest Russia’s anti-gay policies. The six activists, wearing colorful soccer jerseys from their home countries, created what they called a…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2018

On Stage, Russian Drag Stars Leave Fears Behind

In a modest dressing room, Russian men apply their eyeshadow with an expert touch, slide on fishnet stockings or thigh-high boots, then take to the stage with an uninhibited freedom that they…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

Activists Sneak Pride into Russia

Six activists made Moscow a little gayer using some creativity. The activists from Spain, The Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia joined together using soccer shirts, standing side-by-side in the color of…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

Football Provides Rare Meeting Point for Moscow Gay Community

In a city with a homophobic reputation and just a handful of gay bars, LGBT Muscovites and World Cup guests have found an unlikely new place to socialize — a match-screening area…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

Meet Anton Krasovsky, the Gay Man Running for Mayor of Moscow

Anton Krasovsky stands alone: the only out LGBTQ person willing to stand for election in Russia. That’s if the authorities allow him to run for mayor of Moscow this September. Anton Krasovsky’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2018

Russia’s LGBT Community are Worried What Will Happen After the World Cup

LGBT people in Russia are worried that the relaxed policing towards the community will end after the World Cup is over. The head of the Russian LGBT Sport Federation, Aleksandr Agapov said…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2018

World Cup: Egypt’s Mohamed Salah Accepts Honorary Chechnya Citizenship from ‘Purge the Gays’ Leader Ramzan Kadyrov

Footballer Mohamed Salah is facing anger after he accepted a gift of honorary Chechen citizenship from anti-gay leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Gay people in the region allegedly faced arrest, torture, and execution –…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

FIFA Opens Investigation After Anti-Gay Slur Chanted by Mexican Fans at World Cup

Mexico’s fanbase is under scrutiny for chanting an anti-gay slur, with FIFA opening an investigation Monday following the nation’s 1-0 World Cup win over Germany. Mexican fans were heard chanting the derogatory slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel…

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