Tag Archives: ‘Gay propaganda’ law

Video experiment reveals Russia’s violent homophobia

In a “social experiment” to see whether Russian citizens behave as badly  toward gay men as their reputation suggests, a video cameraman for  ChebuRussiaTV secretly filmed two men walking through Moscow holding hands. The result: Russian passersby went out of … Continue reading

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Moscow police shut down LGBT photo exhibits

Police in Moscow continue their harassment of LGBTI activists, allegedly as a means of enforcing the Russian law against positive depictions of homosexuality in the presence of minors, but actually targeting exhibits where minors are excluded.  Below are modestly edited … Continue reading

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Anti-‘gay propaganda’ bill blocked in Kazakhstan

Opponents of human rights for LGBTI people in Kazakhstan suffered a setback last week, as the nation’s Constitutional Council blocked enactment of a Russian-style anti-“gay propaganda” bill. The council announced on May 26 that it rejected the bill last week … Continue reading

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How Russia and the West boosted Kyrgyz anti-gay violence

Commentary By Tom Ana In April, Kyrgyzstan’s only LGBTI advocacy group, Labrys, became the target of an anonymous arson attack. The incident, although one of the most serious attacks in the group’s history, fortunately resulted in no injuries and only … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan to vote on ‘gay propaganda’ ban

By Tom Ana Editor of Caucasus Equality News A committee of Kyrgyzstan’s parliament this week approved a proposed “gay propaganda” ban, moving the bill one step closer to being brought into law. The ban will now go up for vote … Continue reading

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Russian court: Anti-‘gay propaganda’ law is constitutional

Caucasus Equality News reports: Russia’s Constitutional Court [on Sept. 25] ruled that the country’s controversial anti-‘gay propaganda’ law is not against the Russian constitution after an appeal made by three LGBT activists. Nikolai Alexeyev, Dimitri Isakov and Yaroslav Yevutshenko brought … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Russian lawmaker backs Ukraine rebels

Outspoken anti-gay Russian legislator Vitaly Milonov has accepted a role as  a representative of the breakaway self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine, Agence France-Presse reports. Milonov has previously: Threatened the arrest of gay athletes and tourists at the recent … Continue reading

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