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Gays Should Be 'Cured,' Russian Lawmaker Says
“Why criminally punish them? They’re sick, after all," Pletnyova said in an interview on state television.
St. Petersburg Named Russia’s Most LGBT-Friendly City
Russia’s cultural capital, St. Petersburg, has also distinguished itself as most tolerant of the LGBT community.
Russian Crime Bosses Reportedly Give Anti-Gay Talk in Village School, Sparking Probe
Local officials have denied that the lecturers had any link to criminal groups.
Russia Urged to Investigate Reports of LGBT+ Crackdown in Chechnya
The European Parliament urged Russia on Tuesday to investigate claims LGBT+ people in Chechnya are being detained and tortured.
Chechnya Denies New Gay Purge, Warns Critics Not to ‘Sow Seeds of Sodomy’
A report by the Russian LGBT Network released Monday said at least two gay men have recently been tortured to death in Chechnya.
2 Tortured to Death in New Anti-Gay Purge in Chechnya, Activist Says
Chechen police are reportedly confiscating detainees’ travel documents so they cannot leave the country.
Reports Surface of Fresh Anti-Gay Purge in Chechnya
Activists in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya are warning of a new gay purge even as Chelyabinsk celebrated a small victory.
2nd Russian City Halts Ticket Sales for ‘Gay’ BTS Film
Grozny has suspended ticket sales for the K-pop boy band BTS’ concert documentary following social media pressure.
Russian Police Investigate Children’s Art Exhibit for 'Gay Propaganda'
The artworks were submitted for a school competition marking the international day of tolerance.
European Court Rules in Favor of Russians Denied Right to Gay Pride Events
Russian courts have in the past decade either banned gay pride parades outright or backtracked on earlier promises to allow them.
Anti-Gay Russian Lawmaker Disrupts Opening of LGBT Film Festival
“Dear citizens, you know yourselves that you are perverts; you need to disperse,” Milonov is heard saying.
Russia’s First Gay Married Couple Vows Never to Come Home
The two men have no plans to return to Russia, “even for a day.”
Lost for Words: Non-Binary Russians Fight the Limits of Their Language
Some Russians who do not identify as male or female say it’s time to reinvent their mother tongue.
First Russian Minor Fined Under 'Gay Propaganda' Law Files Appeal
The first Russian minor to be fined under a new law against so-called gay propaganda for posting pictures of shirtless men embracing has filed an appeal...
Gay Pride Parade in Russian Village of 7 Residents Gets Canceled
Alexeyev said holding the event in another village with a population of 131 people “would have been too progressive for modern Russia."
Police Detain Around 25 Gay Rights Activists in St. Petersburg
A few dozen activists gathered at Palace Square on Saturday afternoon, defying a ban to hold the rally.
LGBT World Cup Fans Stage Stealth Protests in Moscow
They may look like ordinary football fans, but their rainbow-colored shirts reveal a hidden message of tolerance that they say is sorely lacking in Russia...
A Temporary Thaw for Russia's LGBT Community
Russia’s LGBT community says strict laws have relaxed for the World Cup. Can it last?
England Fan Ready To Fly the Flag for Gay Rights in Russia
Di Cunningham plans to unfurl an England banner which combines the cross of St. George and the rainbow colors of the gay movement and to wave a rainbow...
Russian Police Detain British LGBT Rights Campaigner in Moscow
Russian police detained veteran British LGBT rights campaigner Peter Tatchell for what they said was an illegal protest.
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