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20.06.2017

Today, on the 20th of June, 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that the so-called anti-gay propaganda law is discriminatory. Igor Kochetkov, the member of the Council of the Russian LGBT Network, gives a brief commentary on what does this decision mean for Russian society.

15.06.2017

Now we continue our efforts with the evacuation, which began in early April. Right now, we provide assistance to 50 people. Among those 50 men, there are men who were thrown into prison and tortured there, as well as those for whom the Chechen security searched for. There are also several family members of these men, whom we are helping as well because the overall situation is dangerous for them. As of today, we received calls for assistance from 100 people and we can not predict how much more will be there.

06.06.2017

At the beginning of June, sections of Amnesty International held protests outside Russian Embassies around the world. They called for an immediate end to the harassment, illegal detention, and murders of LGBT citizens in the Chechen Republic. Together with LGBT activists, Amnesty International demanded from the Russian and the Chechen authorities to conduct a transparent and fair investigation of this crime against humanity.

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03.09.2015

In summer 2015 a new theatre project began in St. Petersburg – Beautiful Friends. A team of creatively minded people are staging a performance about silence, love and HIV. It will be a physical performance, with absolutely no dialogue, symbolising the silence which society is struck by when confronted by issues ranging from the LGBT community to HIV. The creators of the project, however, have something to say, and they are not going to remain silent. This is where the idea for the performance came from, and very soon audience members in St. Petersburg, with other cities in Russia and abroad to follow, will be able to see the outcome of this very contemporary project.

20.07.2015

The Russian LGBT Network publish thecomments on the 2014 Annual Report of the Ombudsperson of the Russian Federation. Among other things, in this Report Ella Pamfilova mentioned that “there are no mass violations of the rights of LGBT”. The comments were presented to Ella Pamfilova in the end of May (together with Discrimination Monitoring Report of the Russian LGBT Network). 

19.12.2014

On December 15, 2014, the Ministry of Justice included Arkhangelsk regional non-governmental organization “Rakurs” (a collective member of the Russian LGBT Network) in the register of “foreign agents”.

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