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23.03.2017

The pre-sessional working group of the regular session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) met in Geneva on 27 February, 2017. Representatives of the Russian LGBT Network and other human rights organizations participated in the meeting. The Russian LGBT Network consisting of an independent alliance of LGBT activists presented its report on the discrimination of LGBT persons in the workplace. Additionally, an oral statement was given about LGBT teachers being fired from their jobs.
 

01.03.2017

On February 18, the participants of the winter LGBT festival “Light of the East” were detained by the police for several hours. The police and unknown individuals accompanying them unlawfully held and searched the participants. 

 

 

22.02.2017

The Russian LGBT Network submitted its annual report "Discrimination Monitoring based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in 2016" to the office of the Russian Ombudsperson. The report was compiled on the basis of data obtained as a result of an online survey for the members of LGBT community. Three thousand five hundreds seventy-nine (3 579) people participated in the survey. 

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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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