Tag Archive | anti-gay propaganda laws

Russia: LGBT+ people erased from books with ‘gay propaganda’ law

Russia: LGBT+ people erased from books with ‘gay propaganda’ law

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’, a bestselling children’s book featuring 100 stories of prominent women, was published in Russia this year – but with one story missing. Liza Lazerson, a feminist blogger who owns a copy, said she was surprised to see that while the cover promised 100 stories, the book contained only 99, […]

In LGBT+ victory, Russian teen wins ‘gay propaganda’ case

In LGBT+ victory, Russian teen wins ‘gay propaganda’ case

In an unexpected victory for gay rights, the first minor to be charged in Russia for promoting homosexuality won a court appeal on Friday, in defence of his right to post photos on social media of men embracing. Maxim Neverov was fined 50,000 rubles ($760) in August after a commission on juvenile affairs found him […]

Cities Across Ireland Protest Sochi Games Over Russian Anti-Gay Laws

Cities Across Ireland Protest Sochi Games Over Russian Anti-Gay Laws

Cities across Ireland, north and south, bore witness to several protests by the LGBT community against Russia’s anti-gay laws, coinciding with the launch of the Sochi Winter Olympics. Several protests by the LGBT community and other human rights supporters look place in Dublin, Belfast, Limerick, Galway and Derry, showing solidarity with the LGBT community in Russia, […]

Watch: Putin Defends Anti-Gay Propaganda Law

Watch this abc This Week interview, as Putin defends Russia’s anti-gay propaganda laws, saying Russia has a “softer, liberal approach”. Also expressing their views are journalist and LGBT activist Marsha Gessen, who recently left Russia with her partner and their children, and Billie Jean King, former tennis champion and part of the US delegation to […]

Canada Adds Pressure on Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws Ahead of Sochi

Canada Adds Pressure on Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws Ahead of Sochi

Canada’s Foreign Minister has written to his Russian counterpart in an attempt to persuade Russia to end discrimination against LGBT people, both ahead of, and after, the Sochi Winter Olympics. In a letter sent to Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, the Canadian Foreign Minister, John Baird, has written that “Canada remains concerned” about Russia’s introduction […]

What is going on at the IOC?

The most recent reassurance by the Russian government, in a letter to the International Olympics Commitee, is as vague as it ever was, and the IOC appears to have no-one on its panel to point this out. The letter, signed by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, engages in the double-talk that has so far […]