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03.08.2017

This week, the Russian LGBT Network and the Queer Peace initiative group submitted the List of issues related to the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons with disabilities in Russia to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This List of issues to be considered on September 4, at the autumn pre-session of the Committee. The report describes cases of intersectional discrimination LGBT with disabilities in Russia face, and indicates the typical spheres of human rights violations or restrictions.  

03.08.2017

On August 1st, 2017, Basmanny Court of the city of Moscow ruled in favor of deportation of Ali Feruz to Uzbekistan. Feruz is a prominent journalist of the Novaya Gazeta. He was detained on the spot and moved to a facility designated for the foreigners, who await deportation.

 

31.07.2017

“They said that I'm not a human, that I am nothing. That I should rather be a terrorist, than a fagot” - the Russian LGBT Network quotes one of the victims as it releases its first report on the anti-LGBT purges in the North Caucasus. The report is based on testimonies of 33 people from Chechnya who were persecuted, illegally detained, and tortured. In this report, the Russian LGBT Network reveals the factual timeline of this crime against humanity and disentangles the details of the LGBT persecution in Chechnya. Based on testimonial evidence, the report underscores the brutality of the tortures and the Chechen authorities’ involvement in criminal activities against LGBT people.

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09.08.2016

"At the end of the first day participants gathered around the campfire with a guitar. Around 11 pm there was an armed attack on the camp. From 5 to 8 people, armed with sticks, started hitting the windows of the participants’ cars left near the tents. Several people were subjected to physical violence and got serious injuries. All these actions were accompanied by homophobic insults".

16.06.2016

The Russian LGBT Network is deeply shocked by the events that happened in Orlando on June 12, 2016, by the events that caused death of 49 people and serious injuries of more than 50 people. The Russian LGBT Network express the deepest condolences to all friends and relatives of victims and survivors, and to all the population of the United States of America. We grieve together with you.

20.05.2016

On May 17, the world celebrates International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. On this day in 1990, the World Health Organization excluded homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases.  Since 17 May 2009, Russia has held the Rainbow flashmob when colourful balloons are released into the sky. Out Loud tells how and where the actions took place in Russia.

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