Yesterday, February 5th, the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) released the Concluding observations on the implementation by the Russian Federation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Committee agreed that there are violations of rights of children based on sexual orientation and gender identity.


In the anticipation of the Olympic Games opening ceremony an interregional non-governmental human rights organization The Russian LGBT Network attempts to launch civilized dialog regarding social and legal situation of LGBT in Russia. Public authorities, representatives of the NGOs and religious associations and Mass Media are invited to take part in the round table taking place in Moscow, February 27.


All the revenues recieved from the selling of the Collection will be directed to the Russian LGBT Community to support the survivors of homophobic and transophobic hate crimes and LGBT activists suffered because of their activities.


The Winter Olympic Games will open is Sochi in less than five days. We invite you to speak up in support of equality and respect of human dignity for LGBTI people in Russia and post our special Olympic Equality avatar as your profile picture on Facebook and Twitter.


Elena Klimova, the journalist and creator of the "Children 404", is prosecuted under Article 6.21 of the Administrative Code ("Promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors ") by the Russian Interior Ministry in Nizhny Tagil.


On 23-24 of January in Geneva Russia’s periodic report on the implementation of the Convention on the rights of the child was considered. For the first time, The UN Committee on the rights of the child questioned the governmental delegation about the issues of discrimination and of children's rights violation based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 


Further developments might emerge in the criminal case of a shooting attack that took place in a La Sky community center early November this year.


The 17th of December is the Memorial Day of Gay and Lesbian Victims of Political Repression. Eighty years ago, the USSR adopted the law criminalizing free-will homosexual relations between full-aged individuals.


Russian LGBT organizations called on the International Olympic Committee to obtain clarity from the Russian authorities about the implications of the national ‘anti-propaganda’ legislation.


Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, refused to meet with representatives of a coalition of Russian LGBT organizations during his Sochi visit, offering a meeting in Lausanne instead. LGBT activists in Russia see this decision as yet another indicator that the Sochi Olympics are far from being a platform to uphold and promote the Olympic values.