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LGBTI Rights in Russia


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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ADDED ON: 08/18/2021

‘Born gay in the Soviet Union, living gay in Russia’

In recent years, there has been a growing number of artistic ventures about the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Russia. One of them is the art project PASHA. Though he doesn’t reveal…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Rights defenders tell details of queer girl’s abduction by Chechen law enforcers

The "Russian LGBT Network"* is concerned about the fate of the girl who was abducted a year ago by Chechen law enforcers, and is going to appeal against the decision of the…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2021

Russian MP who wants gays to be ‘sterilised’ and kept in shelters like cats slapped down by human rights council

Anti-LGBT+ Russian MP Vitaly Milonov has been reprimanded by the country’s Human Rights Council after he called for gays to be “sterilised” and kept in shelters like cats. Milonov, a notoriously homophobic…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2021

LGBTQ Family Featured in Grocery Store Advertisement Forced to Leave Russia Due to Hate

In July, Alina and her girlfriend, Ksyusha ,wanted to show that, like any other family, they have favorite dishes and cooking habits. Joined by Alina’s mom and sister, they appeared in an…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2021

IOC Investigates Anti-LGBT Slurs Against Olympic Athletes on Russian TV

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is investigating two Russian state-run TV channels over talk shows that disparaged the lifestyles of a transgender and a gay athlete as “perversion” and “abomination,” the BBC…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2021

Russian LGBT family from Vkusvill ad leaves country after death threats

MOSCOW, Aug 4 (Reuters) - A Russian family with gay members that featured in an advert for a high-end food retailer has left the country after receiving hateful homophobic messages online including…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2021

K-pop cafe ‘told BTS banners are gay propaganda’ by Russian print shop

A print shop in Russia reportedly refused to print BTS banners for a K-pop-themed café, insisting they were “gay propaganda” that would turn children into “perverts”. According to RT, the owners of…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Russia: European Court of Human Rights rules ban on same-sex unions violates human rights

Reacting to the news that the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia is in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights by not providing same-sex unions with the…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2021

Russia: European Court of Human Rights rules ban on same-sex unions violates human rights

Reacting to the news that the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia is in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights by not providing same-sex unions with the…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2021

European Court Upholds Russian Transgender Woman’s Right to Family Life

In a victory for a transgender parent’s right to maintain contact with her children, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on July 6 that Russia’s denial of her visitation violated her…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2021

Russian retailer apologizes for lesbian couple in ad

MOSCOW, July 5 – A high-end Russian food retailer has angered both gay rights campaigners and opponents by running and then apologizing for an ad that included a profile of a family…

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