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10.08.2016

Zheleznodorozhny district court of Novosibirsk declared that the refusal to employ homosexual woman on the ground of her sexual orientation to be illegal, and ruled to recover compensation for moral damages. 

18.07.2016

Despite all the difficulties and received threats, the queer festival “Chernomorye-2016” have been successfully held in Krasnodar Krai on July 9 and 10. More than 40 people from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, Anapa and various cities of Krasnodar Krai participated in the festival.

15.07.2016

On July 7, 2016 LGBT activist Violetta Grudina from Murmansk filed a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights. In her complaint, Grudina indicates that the authorities did not conduct a thorough and timely investigation of a homophobic attack on the community center with two people inside it. The complaint also states that the authorities ignored substantial evidences pointing to the fact that it was a hate crime. 

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09.08.2016

"At the end of the first day participants gathered around the campfire with a guitar. Around 11 pm there was an armed attack on the camp. From 5 to 8 people, armed with sticks, started hitting the windows of the participants’ cars left near the tents. Several people were subjected to physical violence and got serious injuries. All these actions were accompanied by homophobic insults".

16.06.2016

The Russian LGBT Network is deeply shocked by the events that happened in Orlando on June 12, 2016, by the events that caused death of 49 people and serious injuries of more than 50 people. The Russian LGBT Network express the deepest condolences to all friends and relatives of victims and survivors, and to all the population of the United States of America. We grieve together with you.

20.05.2016

On May 17, the world celebrates International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. On this day in 1990, the World Health Organization excluded homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases.  Since 17 May 2009, Russia has held the Rainbow flashmob when colourful balloons are released into the sky. Out Loud tells how and where the actions took place in Russia.

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