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21.08.2017

In July 2017 the Pervomaiskii District Court dismissed Yulia Kudryashova's appeal against "SB-Eurasia" LLC, who refused to produce a gift shampoo with rainbow symbols on the label. The LLC in question officially stated that the reason behind their refusal was the so-called “anti-propaganda law”. However, the Court didn’t take into account the discriminatory underpinnings of the refusal when making its decision. Kudrayshova’s attorney filed a cassation appeal.

13.08.2017

Yesterday, on the 12th of August 2017, LGBT-activist Anna Grabetskaya was detained at the Saint-Petersburg Pride Event. She was taken to the Police Station No. 78. Grabetskaya will remain in detention until the Monday, 14th of August when her case will be reviewed by the Court. Maria Kozlovskaya, Grabetskaya’s wife, said that unofficially the police stated that Anna is facing up to 10 days of detention. 

07.08.2017

On August 4, Olga Sakhanova, a judge from the Pervomaiskii Court District of Omsk ruled in favor of LGBT-activist Edward Zavialov. Zavialov filed a case against unfair treatment and workplace discrimination, as he was denied hire because of his “feminine tone of voice and gestures” and because he is “too neat”. Activists were awarded RUR 30,000 based on the Court’s decision. Upon filing a case, Zavialov demanded a compensation of RUR 50,000 and requested for him to be hired. His second request was not satisfied.

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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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