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LGBTI Rights in Russia


ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

St. Petersburg Schoolchildren Screened for LGBT ‘Propaganda’

Teachers in Russia’s second-largest city of St. Petersburg have been instructed to monitor their students’ social media profiles for the presence of “LGBT symbols,” the LGBT Network rights group said. Any such…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

TikTok is suppressing LGBT content in Eastern Europe and the Middle East

Try searching for hashtags related to LGBT issues in countries like Russia, Bosnia, and Jordan on TikTok and you might find no results, even if you were able to see it on…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Terrifying new law that would legally erase transgender people inches closer to reality in Putin’s Russia

Russia could be set to follow in the footsteps of Hungary with a proposed law that would legally erase transgender people. Proposed amendments to Russia’s Family Code, put forward by anti-LGBT+ lawmaker…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2020

New Law Would Make it Illegal for Trans Russians to Change Legal Gender

Russian politicians are weighing a chance to the country’s Family Code that would prevent transgender citizens from changing their legal gender to match their actual gender. The bill is named for Yelena…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2020

Barbarism and disinformation: The authoritarian response to peaceful dissent

The presidential election in Belarus on 9 August was conducted the way many previous elections were conducted: opposition candidates were harassed and hounded out of the country; peaceful protesters, activists, journalists, and…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2020

Gay Russian shares terrifying ordeal of being hospitalised by his own family, drugged and tortured

Speaking to Open Democracy, Egor Panin recalled being outed by his mother at the age of 17 when she read his conversations on the social media platform VKontakte. Soon after this the…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2020

Gay Russian influencer Egor Gromov found murdered in friend’s home

Russian influencer Ali Zabirov, who went by the name of Egor Gromov, has been found murdered in a friend’s house, he was only 23 years old. Egor regularly received homophobic abuse from…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2020

Russia: Reject Anti-LGBT ‘Traditional Values’ Bill

A draft bill before Russia’s parliament would significantly affect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, Human Rights Watch said today. Among the proposed amendments to the family code…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2020

Madonna says Russia fined her $1M for gay rights speech but she didn’t pay

Madonna said Sunday that the Russian government fined her for a speech she made supporting LGBTQ rights at a concert in St. Petersburg eight years ago. The singer posted a clip of…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2020

Russian parliament begins legalising ban on same-sex marriage

Russian lawmakers late on Tuesday submitted draft legislation that would ban same-sex marriage after voters backed changes to the constitution which define marriage as a union of a man and a woman…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2020

Russian constitution change ends hopes for gay marriage

At the Lagutenko wedding in 2017, the couple exchanged vows, rings and kisses in front of friends and relatives, then took a traditional drive in a limousine, stopping at landmarks for photos.…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2020

Russian LGBT activist fined for ‘gay propaganda’ family drawings

A Russian LGBT activist said she was fined 75,000 roubles ($1,000) on Friday on charges of spreading “gay propaganda” among minors by publishing drawings of same-sex couples with children online. Yulia Tsvetkova…

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