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08.12.2017

On December 5, the Prosecutor's Office of Tomsk sent a request to attend the Prosecutor’s Office to the head of the Russian LGBT Network’s regional. This so-called "invitation" was issued because of the movie screening of "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine" hosted by the Network's Regional Division in Tomsk. 

29.11.2017

A round of seminars geared towards the discussion of LGBT and Trade Union Movement solidarity in the context of the project ‘Schools with trade unions’ concluded on the 28-29th October. Activists took part in two training sessions, the first - ‘Aspects of gender within communication’ - was led by Maria​ ​Sabunayeva​ (director of psychological services of the Russian LGBT Network), and the second topic, devoted to the topic of collaborative effort, was led by Evgeniy​ ​Pavlovsky​.

22.11.2017

Last month the form for the ‘certificate on sex change’, created by the Russian Ministry of Health, was released to the public to elicit response and discussion. Maxim Zavertyaev of the "Komaev and Partners" Bar Association, and lawyer for “Transformation”, the Transgender Association of Russia, explains the fundamental flaws of the proposed form, and the measures for improvement that need to be taken.

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31.01.2018

The Russian LGBT Network confirms that Pavel Stotsko and Evgeny Voytsekhovsky had to leave the Russian Federation because of the pressure and unlawful actions of the Russian law enforcement agencies. Pavel and Evgeniy did not expect such an outcome, and it was real threat to their freedom and security that forced them to leave. 

18.01.2018

On Tuesday, January 16, 2017, the Head of the Chechen Republic, Mr. Ramzan Kadyrov, during the course of his council with the representatives of the Ministry of Domestic Affairs and the representatives of the Administration of the Federal Service of the Troops of the National Guard, made an official statement. He raised questions about the disappearance of Zelimkhan Bakaev, about the work of Human Rights Defenders in the republic, and about the arrest of Oiub Tetiev. During his speech, Kadyrov claimed that it is likely that Bakaev's relatives forced him to return home and "figured it out" themselves. He also said that Bakaev's relatives are now trying to shift responsibility to Kadyrov himself. The Head of the Chechen Republic claimed that he has nothing to do with Zelimkhan's disappearance. 

20.12.2017

Few days ago, the team of the Russian LGBT Network was named as 2017’s Hero of the Year by All Out, one of biggest organizations promoting and supporting human rights of LGBT people all over the world. The team of the Network was chosen as a result of the open competition, thousands of All Out members voted. The Russian LGBT Network was named the Hero of the Year for the evacuating those at risk of violence and persecution in Chechnya because of the mass campaign organized by the local authorities.

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