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LGBTI Rights in Russia


ADDED ON: 11/09/2021

Russia Labels Main LGBT Group ‘Foreign Agent’

Russia on Monday declared the main group defending LGBTQ rights a "foreign agent" on Monday, as part of a continuing crackdown on media outlets and rights groups. The ministry also declared several…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2021

Transgender Pages Pulled From Russian Teen Health Book

A Russian publishing house has removed a section on transgender people from the Russian-language edition of a health guide aimed at teenage girls to avoid running afoul of Russian law, media reported…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2021

Authoritarian thug Putin thinks transgender rights are a “crime against humanity”

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president who jailed his biggest political opponent and outlawed any public expressions of queerness, recently railed against “cancel culture” and called transgender-inclusive policies a “crime against humanity.” Putin…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2021

Activists criticise unofficial Russian Drag Race for lack of LGBTQ+ recognition

Last week, a new Russian drag competition series headed by popular blogger Nastya Ivleeva premiered on YouTube. Like RuPaul’s Drag Race, the show includes lip-sync battles, extravagant costumes and outlandish comedy. But…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2021

Most Russians Oppose Same-Sex Relationships – Poll

More Russians oppose same-sex relationships than they did nearly a decade ago, according to a new survey released Friday. Russia’s independent Levada Center pollster said 69% of respondents disagreed with the statement…

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ADDED ON: 10/08/2021

Russia rejects Council of Europe demand to repeal country’s so-called ‘gay propaganda law’ & accuses body of ‘abuse of power’

Russia has rejected calls from the Council of Europe’s Commission against Racism and Intolerance to repeal the country’s controversial ban on the dissemination of information about “non-traditional” sexualities among minors. Speaking to…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2021

Russia Proposes ‘Extremist’ Label for LGBT, Feminist, Child-Free Movements

Russia’s LGBT, radical feminist and child-free groups should be recognized as “extremist,” the chairman of an influential government commission said Wednesday. “LGBT ideology, radical feminism and child-free movements should be recognized as…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2021

Russia Proposes ‘Extremist’ Label for LGBT, Feminist, Child-Free Movements

Russia’s LGBT, radical feminist and child-free groups should be recognized as “extremist,” the chairman of an influential government commission said Wednesday. “LGBT ideology, radical feminism and child-free movements should be recognized as…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2021

Russian troops pretend to crush a gay man with concrete block in shocking theatre performance

The performance was shown as part of an anniversary celebration for a local patriotic military club at the Dobrynin Palace of Culture in Yaroslavl on Sunday (29 August). As an unsuspecting audience…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

Banned and blocked: LGBT+ websites censored from Russia to Indonesia

When Russian cities started banning Pride marches, LGBT+ rights activist Mikhail Tumasov took to the internet to make sure his organisation kept its voice. But state authorities were quick to catch up.…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

No End to Chechnya’s Violent Anti-Gay Campaign

The Russian LGBT Network has reported that in May 2021, Chechen-speaking men abducted Ibragim Selimkhanov in Moscow and forcibly returned him to Chechnya’s capital Grozny, where authorities interrogated him about gay people…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2021

Moscow man abducted, taken to Chechnya and pressed for information on LGBTQ people, says Russian rights group

A man was abducted in Moscow, taken to Chechnya and then pressed for information on LGBTQ people in the region earlier this year, according to the Russian LGBT Network. On Wednesday, the…

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