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среда, октября 18, 2017 - 15:50

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 

среда, октября 11, 2017 - 15:42

The Russian LGBT Network and ADC Memorial have submitted a joint report to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council. The report includes sections on ethnic, gender, and religious discrimination, as well as discrimination based on human health conditions and SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity).

вторник, октября 10, 2017 - 14:15

The Russian LGBT Network confirms that persecutions of LGBT people in the Chechen Republic continue to this day despite the fact that this crime against humanity received wide coverage and attracted a lot of attention all over the world. By date, the Russian LGBT Network recorded testimonies confirming at least three waves of mass prosecution and persecution of men based on their (alleged) sexual orientation/gender identity. 

понедельник, октября 9, 2017 - 00:00

On September 23-24th 2017, a conference was held in Moscow titled ‘Family Therapy in the Modern Field’, during which a psychologist of the Russian LGBT Network, Maria Subanayeva, conducted a workshop, ‘Working with LGBT+ clients’, for her colleagues.

 

понедельник, сентября 18, 2017 - 12:08

At the end of August, the coalition of Russian LGBT organisations submitted a report on the LGBT situation in Russia, to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR). The report details topics such as discrimination in the workplace, hate crimes targeting certain sexual orientations and gender identities, discrimination against transgender individuals, and the lack of HIV prevention programs in gay and transgender communities. The report was prepared by a coalition of five Russian non-governmental organisations, namely Russian LGBT Network, LGBT Group “Coming Out”, the Transgender Legal Defense Project, NGO “Phoenix Plus”, and the Moscow LGBT-Initiative group “Stimul”.

четверг, сентября 14, 2017 - 15:17

At the end of July, Elena Klimova, the founder of the project "Children-404", supporting LGBT teenagers, filed a third complaint with ECHR. At the instigation of the Barnaul prosecutor's office, the information posted on the project's website was banned by the court decision from dissemination in Russia. Having applied to all legal authorities to no avail, including the Supreme Court of Russia, Klimova appealed to ECHR.

понедельник, августа 21, 2017 - 17:51

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.

воскресенье, августа 13, 2017 - 13:54

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. 

понедельник, августа 7, 2017 - 16:21

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.

понедельник, августа 7, 2017 - 12:31

The European Court of Human rights have communicated the complaint of Dmitry Chizevsky who partially lost his sight as a result of the attack on St. Petersburg community center LaSky in 2013. The complaint was filed on August 17, 2015. 

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