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среда, апреля 5, 2017 - 13:23

From the messages that were received through the hotline of the Russian LGBT Network ([email protected]) organized to provide help to LGBT people in Chechnya. The messages were received on March 29 – April 2. All the stories are published with the consent of the informants. 

воскресенье, апреля 2, 2017 - 15:26

The Russian LGBT Networks is highly disturbed and concerned about the information on the kidnapping and killing of people in Chechnya because of their sexual orientation. We are also outraged by the reaction of the officials of the Chechen Republic, who in fact justify the killings.  No national and/or religious traditions and norms can justify kidnapping or killing of a human being. Any references to “traditions” to justify kidnappings and killings are amoral and criminal. 

четверг, марта 23, 2017 - 12:20

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.

среда, марта 1, 2017 - 10:55

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. 



среда, февраля 22, 2017 - 00:00

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. 

вторник, февраля 7, 2017 - 14:45

In the end of January, a group of Russian LGBT organizations and initiative groups submitted the List of issues related to the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons and men who have sex with men to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The List of issues was prepared by the coalition of civil society organizations, including Moscow LGBT Initiative Group “Stimul”, NGO “Phoenix PLUS”, Russian LGBT Network, Transgender Legal Defense Project and “Coming Out” LGBT Group. 

понедельник, февраля 6, 2017 - 10:42

Queer-Peace, a member of the Russian LGBT Network, has conducted a study on the rights of LGBTQIA people with disabilities. The authors of the study concluded that there are at least 650 000 of gays and lesbians with disabilities in Russia. These people are most often subject to multiple discrimination, both as representatives of LGBT and as physically challenged.


четверг, января 26, 2017 - 18:32

The Ministry of the Interior of the Dagestan Republic reacted to the claim filed by the LGBT activist Alexander Sidorov last month. The response consisted of only one paragraph: “The results of the undertaken investigation do not confirm the facts described in the complaint”.


вторник, декабря 13, 2016 - 00:00

Alexander Sidorov, an LGBT activist beaten for the organization of the one-person picket in Makhachkala, filed a claim to the General Prosecutor Office. In this claim he requested for the official inspection of the local police officers who detained him and who didn’t react to the fact of beating. 


среда, декабря 7, 2016 - 00:00

Novosibirsk Regional Court considered a complaint filed by Ltd “Sib-Alliance ”, and confirmed that discriminatory job refusal based on sexual orientation was unlawful. Anna Balash from Novosibirsk tried to get a job at “Sib-Alliance” twice, in October 2015 and February 2016. In both cases she was refused because of her “non-traditional sexual orientation”.