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18.10.2017

On October 16, an important event took place - a press conference devoted to the persecution of LGBT in Chechnya. Maxim Lapunov, the first gay person who opened as a victim of these persecutions, described the tortures and humiliations in Chechen prison. The story immediately received wide publicity: unfortunately, streams of homophobic hatred flowed into Maxim's direction, but he still shows unbelievable courage. Now Maxim needs support more than ever - that's why we encourage you to join the flash mob #MaximLapunovImWithYou 

11.10.2017

The Russian LGBT Network and ADC Memorial have submitted a joint report to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council. The report includes sections on ethnic, gender, and religious discrimination, as well as discrimination based on human health conditions and SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity).

10.10.2017

The Russian LGBT Network confirms that persecutions of LGBT people in the Chechen Republic continue to this day despite the fact that this crime against humanity received wide coverage and attracted a lot of attention all over the world. By date, the Russian LGBT Network recorded testimonies confirming at least three waves of mass prosecution and persecution of men based on their (alleged) sexual orientation/gender identity. 

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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”.

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.

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