The Russian LGBT network was founded in April 2006. In October 2008, the All-Russian Conference of civic organizations in support of the LGBT movement was held in Moscow. During this conference, the network transformed into an interregional public movement. The Charter and Strategy were created, and governing bodies were elected.
Mission: The Russian LGBT Network is an interregional, non-governmental human rights organization that promotes equal rights and respect for human dignity, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. We unite and develop regional initiatives, advocacy groups (at both national and international levels), and provide social and legal services.
The world's diversity should not create enemies. Hatred towards those of a different sexual orientation is harmful for everyone. A person’s value should not be defined on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, but rather that of their personal qualities and actions in their professional, civic and family life. We want to live in a society that respects and welcomes a variety of identities, views and lifestyles because it shares the common values of peace, non-violence and the pursuit of happiness.
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What we do now
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At this point in time the Russian LGBT Network has regional divisions in 14 regions of the Russian Federation.