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LGBTI Rights in Russia


ADDED ON: 03/01/2022

Chechen leader behind gay torture & execution campaign killed in Ukraine.

One of the leaders responsible for the horrific anti-LGBTQ “purge” that has taken place in Chechnya was killed in Ukraine on Saturday. Magomed Tushayev was a top advisor to the Chechen head…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2022

White House reiterates concern for LGBTQ Ukrainians after Russia invasion

A Biden administration official on Friday said the U.S. has “engaged directly” with LGBTQ Ukrainians and other groups that Russia may target if it gains control of their country. “We have engaged…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2022

Ukraine’s Gay Combat Volunteers Are Ready to Fight for Their Lives Against Anti-LGBTQ Putin

Desperate to avoid the shadow of Vladimir Putin’s bigoted regime falling over Ukraine, LGBTQ combat volunteers told The Daily Beast that members of the gay community had been rushing to prepare for…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2022

LGBTQ Ukrainians will do our best to resist Russia

Today I woke up at 5 a.m. because of the massive attack on our cities from Russia. Nobody in Ukraine can still believe it is happening right now. I got dozens of…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2022

Kyiv Pride sends defiant message to Putin after Russia invades Ukraine: ‘We will never give up’

There was widespread shock and condemnation across the world on Thursday morning (24 February) when the Russian president launched a “military operation” in Ukraine. He announced the decision in a surprise televised announcement…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2022

Some LGBTQ Ukrainians fear human rights abuses if Russia stays: “We will fight”

Kyiv, Ukraine – Some LGBTQ people in Ukraine are fearing targeted human rights abuses if Russia occupies the country. "That would mean a direct threat to me and especially, well, to me and to the…

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How Paul Radecki and LGBT Russians Fought Censorship and Won

Russian Simmer Paul Radecki explains what motivated him to lead the #weddingsforrussia campaign and start a petition to reverse Sims 4 creator Electronic Arts’ (EA) decision not to release a game pack,…

ADDED ON: 02/23/2022

Chechnya jails queer siblings on ‘fabricated’ charges after years of persecution and torture.

A court in Chechnya has sentenced a pair of LGBT+ siblings to almost a decade’s detainment on seemingly bogus charges. On Tuesday (22 February), the Achkhoy-Martan district court of the southern Russian…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2022

Gay weddings for Russia: How The Sims became a battleground for the LGBTQ+ community

Two weeks ago, Electronic Arts opted not to launch a same-sex marriage story in Russia for its hit life-simulation video game The Sims 4. At a glance, this is a simple story…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2022

REIGN OF DEATH Russia drawing up ‘kill list’ of gay & ethnic minority Ukrainians amid fears of a ‘human rights catastrophe’, US claims.

Russia is drawing up a kill list including gay and ethnic minority Ukrainians if it invades, the US has claimed. In a chilling warning, America’s ambassador to the UN has spoken of…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2022

Russia makes failed attempt to shut down prominent LGBTQ rights group

The Russian government made an unsuccessful attempt to shut down one of the country’s largest and most prominent LGBTQ rights groups, but human rights advocates say there are likely more attempts on…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2022

Russian Government Seeks Closure of LGBT Rights Group

This week, Russia's Justice Ministry filed a lawsuit seeking to “liquidate” Sphere Foundation, the legal entity under which the Russian LGBT Network operates, arguing the group’s activities run contrary to “traditional values.”…

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