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Most Russians Oppose Same-Sex Relationships – Poll
Survey shows growing opposition to same-sex relationships over last decade, but younger Russians increasingly tolerant.
Russian ‘Drag Race’ Adaptation Ignores LGBT Issues, Activists Say
Activists accuse the show, hosted by blogger Nastya Ivleeva, of glossing over the challenging reality in which Russia’s LGBT community lives.
Russia Proposes ‘Extremist’ Label for LGBT, Feminist, Child-Free Movements
Russia has launched a widespread crackdown on liberal and progressive movements in a bid to protect what it calls traditional family values.
IOC Investigates Anti-LGBT Slurs Against Olympic Athletes on Russian TV – BBC
Two of the country’s most popular channels mocked a transgender and a gay athlete in talk shows.
Russian LGBT Family Featured in Ad Flees Country Over Death Threats
The family and the VkusVill grocery chain were targeted in what appeared to be a coordinated hate campaign.
European Rights Court Orders Russia to Recognize Same-Sex Unions
The ECHR ruling came in response to complaints by three Russian same-sex couples whose attempts to register their marriages in Russia were rejected.
The Magic Mirror of Russian Public Opinion
Today’s Russia lacks many of the tools characteristics of societies where citizens live in a shared reality.
Georgia LGBTQ Activists Cancel Pride March After Clashes
Organizers accused the prime minister of encouraging homophobic sentiments and his government of failing to "protect fundamental human rights."
walking it back
Russian Food Retailer VkusVill Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ LGBT Family Ad
Members of Russia's LGBT community slammed the apology.
Russian Food Retailer Defies ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law With LGBT Family-Featuring Ad
“We believe not featuring the families of our real customers would be hypocritical,” VkusVill said.
right to love
Russian Band Releases Pro-LGBT Video
Sansara's video portrays "two people who love each other but forbid themselves," says writer Evgeny Primachenko.
show of support
U.S., Western Embassies Fly Gay Pride Flags in Moscow
The Kremlin last June decried the rainbow flag displays on embassy buildings as illegal under Russian law.
Escaped Chechen Domestic Violence Victim Reverses Story on State TV
Khalimat Taramova previously said she fled by her own free will from “regular beatings and threats” by her family over her sexual orientation.
Russian Music Awards Probed for ‘Gay Propaganda’ – Reports
The Muz-TV awards featured attendees in gender-flipped clothing and what viewers said resembled a gay marriage ceremony.
Chechnya Grants State Protection to ‘Kidnapped’ Gay Men – Reports
Salekh Magamadov and Ismail Isayev are at risk of “honor killings” after being returned to their native region, rights groups say.
Russian Feminist Activist Goes on Trial for 'Body-Positive' Drawings
Yulia Tsvetkova faces up to six years behind bars in a case that has prompted nationwide pickets and online flashmobs in her support.
Russia’s Top Documentary Fest Pulls Gay Chechen Film After Threats
"Silent Voice" tells the story of a young MMA fighter who is forced to flee to Belgium after his brother promises to kill him for being gay.
Chechnya Detains Kidnapped Gay Men’s Relatives – Rights Group
The two men were forcibly returned to Chechnya earlier this year to face terrorism charges that activists call "fabricated."
Gay Sex Scene Cut From Tucci, Firth Drama in Russia – Reports
“Supernova’s” Russian distributor reportedly went to the cutting board out of fear that movie theaters would refuse to release it.
Russia’s Ruling Party Campaigns to Ban 'Propaganda' of Polyamory, Bisexuality – Reports
Russia has already banned “gay propaganda” in a law critics say has been used to silence activists and shut down gay pride events.
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