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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 […]

LGBT Serious Hate-crimes Double in Russia after Ban on ‘Gay Propaganda’

LGBT Serious Hate-crimes Double in Russia after Ban on ‘Gay Propaganda’

Hate crimes against LGBT people in Russia have doubled in five years, researchers said on Tuesday, in the wake of a law banning ‘gay propaganda’. Murders accounted for almost 200 out of 250 crimes analysed, the Center for Independent Social Research said, attributing the surge to Russia’s 2013 ban on the spreading of “propaganda for […]

Russia blocks UN council bid to thank Ban Ki-moon for gay rights work

Russia blocks UN council bid to thank Ban Ki-moon for gay rights work

Russia prevented the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday from thanking outgoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon specifically for promoting gay rights during his decade in office, diplomats said. The 15-member council met to pay tribute to Ban, who will step down later this month. Being gay is a crime in at least 73 countries, the U.N. […]

Russia: Court Orders Rights Group Closed

Russia: Court Orders Rights Group Closed

A court order to close a leading rights group in Russia is a new low in the government’s vicious crackdown on independent groups. On February 10, 2016, the regional court of Tatarstan issued a ruling to dissolve the Agora Human Rights Association, upholding an administrative suit filed by the Justice Ministry. Agora will appeal to […]

Russia: Lawyer ‘Goat and Tiger’s Friendship Promotes Gay Lifestyle’

Russia: Lawyer ‘Goat and Tiger’s Friendship Promotes Gay Lifestyle’

In Russia, Novosibirsk lawyer, Alexei Krestyanova, has said recent coverage of the friendship between a goat and a tiger “may have a negative impact on a child’s personality, including his sexual identity issues” and generate interest in non-traditional sexual relations.