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09.11.2017

In July 2017, a transgender woman approached the Civil Registry Office of Omsk with a statement regarding the change of sex from ‘male’ to ‘female’ in her birth certificate, and subsequent changes to her surname, name and patronym. In the statement, it was noted that the woman had been aware from a young age that she was not a man, and had been diagnosed by Omsk Regional Hospital with ‘transsexualism’. More so, since September 2016, the woman had been on hormone replacement therapy.

30.10.2017

From the 20-24th October 2017, two consecutive events took place in Waldschlösschen, Germany, each lasting two days. Attended by Russian LGBT Network psychologist, Maria Sabunaeva , the first was a congregation of russian-speaking German LGBT families with children. The second was an event developing connections between the LGBT organisation ‘Quarteera’ (meaning ‘Apartment’), and other German organisations working with russian-speaking people (organisations for refugees, religious organisations, youth organisations and German LGBT organisations to name a few).

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 

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05.09.2017

Recently various media outlets published information on LGBT people who fled persecution in the Chechen Republic and found sanctuary in Canada. The Russian LGBT Network has warned its counterparts that revealing detailed information on the exact location of the victims might be harmful. Yet this information became available through multiple sources. The information, presented in the recent media coverage of the Chechnya crisis, was not approved by all the parties involved in the relocation of the victims.

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.

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