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Russia urged to investigate reports of LGBT+ crackdown in Chechnya

Russia urged to investigate reports of LGBT+ crackdown in Chechnya

The European Parliament urged Russia on Tuesday to investigate claims LGBT+ people in Chechnya are being detained and tortured, following reports of a fresh crackdown in the region. The Russian LGBT Network, a rights group, said this week it had heard reports of “monstrous torture” of detainees in the predominantly Muslim region in recent weeks […]

European court rules Russia discriminated against gay people

European court rules Russia discriminated against gay people

Russia discriminated against gay people by banning their rallies, the European Court of Human Rights ruled yesterday, Tuesday, eight years after a judgment on the issue that led to no change. The court ruled in 2010 that a Moscow ban on gay pride marches violated the right to freedom of assembly, to an effective remedy, […]

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 […]

Russia: Minor appeals ‘gay propaganda’ law fine

Russia: Minor appeals ‘gay propaganda’ law fine

The first Russian minor to be fined under the law against so-called gay propaganda for posting pictures of shirtless men embracing has filed an appeal, his lawyer said on Monday. Maxim Neverov, 16, was fined 50,000 rubles ($760) this month, after a commission on juvenile affairs found him guilty of “promoting non-traditional sexual relationship among […]

Russia: Police detain around 25 gay rights activists in St Petersburg

Russia: Police detain around 25 gay rights activists in St Petersburg

(Reuters) Russian police detained around 25 gay rights activists who took part in an unsanctioned rally in St Petersburg on Saturday (4th August) according to Reuters witnesses. A few dozen activists gathered at Palace Square on Saturday afternoon, defying a ban to hold the rally. Organisers had said they would stage one-man protests to demand […]

Russia: LGBT Activists stage covert rainbow protest during World Cup

Russia: LGBT Activists stage covert rainbow protest during World Cup

(Reuters) – Activists from several countries strolled around Red Square and elsewhere in Moscow during the World Cup, wearing their national teams’ soccer jerseys to form a rainbow flag, in an effort to champion gay rights. The activists from Spain, Holland, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Colombia, whose soccer jerseys make up the colours of the […]