Russia

LGBTI Rights in Russia


ADDED ON: 01/29/2022

State Department reiterates concerns over Chechnya human rights record

The State Department on Thursday reiterated its concerns over Chechnya’s human rights record that includes an ongoing anti-LGBTQ crackdown. “We reject Chechnya Head Ramzan Kadyrov’s baseless attempts to malign human rights defenders…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2022

A Brotherhood of Bears Flourishes Despite Russia’s Anti-LGBT Agenda

ST. PETERSBURG — If you didn’t know Club Malevich existed you would never find it. There are no signs, windows, grand entrances or bouncers at the back of the defunct industrial complex…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2021

Hidden in plain view, Russian photographer defies country’s anti-gay law

MOSCOW- Since the passage of the measure known colloquially as the “gay propaganda law” by the Russian parliament and signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2013, which ostensibly makes any act…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2021

Russia is using a dirty trick to kick LGBTQ websites off of the internet

Russia has used a dirty trick to shut down two LGBTQ organizations and block their websites and social media accounts from appearing online. It has labeled them as “foreign agents.” On Friday,…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2021

GAY BROTHERS DETAINED IN CHECHNYA GO ON HUNGER STRIKE

Brothers Salekh Magamadov (20) and Ismail Isaev (17), detained by authorities in Chechnya for the past 10 months, have announced that they would go on a hunger strike unless the case against…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2021

Russia blocks website of group that tracks political arrests

A Russian organization that tracks political arrests and provides legal aid to detainees said Saturday that government regulators blocked its website, the latest move in a months-long crackdown on independent media and…

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ADDED ON: 12/25/2021

Russian Justice Ministry includes two LGBT organizations in foreign agents list

The Russian Ministry of Justice has included the Coming Out LGBT initiative group from St. Petersburg and the Revers LGBT+ initiative group from Krasnodar in the list of unregistered non-governmental organizations fulfilling…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2021

Brothers returned to Chechnya begin hunger strike

Two brothers from Chechnya who Russia returned to their homeland from which they had fled have reportedly begun a hunger strike. The Russian LGBT Network in a press release notes lawyers from…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2021

Russian LGBT Organization Branded As ‘Foreign Agent’

An organization that provides legal and counseling assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Russia's Far East has been listed as a "foreign agent." The nonprofit organization Mayak, which…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2021

Russia investigates complaint against Netflix over LGBT content

MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Russia is investigating a complaint against Netflix (NFLX.O) after the public commissioner for protecting families accused the streaming company of violating Russian law on "gay propaganda", the…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2021

Russia mulls ban on films with gay love scenes

The Russian parliament is discussing banning films which include LGBTI love scenes from general release. "Whoever wants can have special access to such videos, as well as with pornography," Russian MP Vitaly…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2021

Statement by Russian and International Human Rights Organizations in Support of Russian LGBT Rights Activists under Attack

We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organization condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners. We call on the Russian authorities to cease targeting the largest…

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