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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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10.06.2014

KISS OFF! is a global initiative created by multimedia artist Danielle 'DMo' Oke of the creative hub DMoArtWorlds. During the week of June 28 to July 4, 2014 people around the world are encouraged to share a photo or vine video of a same-sex kiss in the name of love, equality and human rights. It is a creative way to challenge societal homophobia and bring awareness to the persecutions people face because of their sexual orientation and identity. Let's use art to educate and unite!

11.03.2014

The first Russian Open LGBT Games were held in Moscow from the 26th of February to the 2nd of March. In this event, organized by the federation of LGBT-Sports with the support of the coalition of the Russian LGBT Organizations, 330 athletes from eleven countries participated. From the very first day, organizers and participants were faced with attempts to disrupt the Games. Pressure was administered with the involvement of police forces, the Federal Migration Service and Moscow authorities.

09.03.2014

Russian authorities' decision on possible military intervention in Ukraine is still not supported by any convincing evidence of the existence of serious threats to the Russian Federation or to the civilian population of Ukraine, which would require serious measures such as bringing of troops to the territory of a sovereign state. This decision caused a threat of an aggressive war.

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