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14.07.2017

In May 2017, Edward Zavialov was denied a position of a sales assistant in Omsk-based LLC “Hardcore”. “Hardcore” issued an official document regarding this denial. The document states the following: “Your behavior (feminine tone of voice and gestures) and your appearance (excessive grooming and defiant clothing) suggest that you belong to the LGBT community. With your appearance, you promote non-traditional sexual relations.”

13.07.2017

Over the last couple of months, the Russian LGBT Network has been using its best efforts to evacuate and support people who are persecuted in the Chechen Republic based on their sexuality. The Network also tries to make sure that the federal authorities initiate a transparent and effective investigation of persecution, unlawful detainments, tortures, and murders of homosexual people in Chechnya. Since the beginning of April, more than 120 people applied for emergency assistance through the hotline ([email protected]). More than 60 people were evacuated from the region; 27 found sanctuary outside of Russia.

11.07.2017

Over the last couple of months, the Russian LGBT Network has been doing everything to rescue people who are persecuted in the Chechen Republic because of their (alleged) homosexuality. The Network has been using its best efforts to force the Russian authorities to conduct an effective investigation. Since the beginning of April, more than 120 people applied for emergency assistance through the hotline [email protected]. More than 60 people were evacuated from the region; 27 found sanctuary outside of Russia.

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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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