Tag Archives: Russia

Easter reflections on Christians who crucify LGBT people

Excerpts from a Holy Week meditation by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle: The passion story will be read all over the world this weekend as the Christian community celebrates Easter, but in most of the countries where LGBT people are … Continue reading

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In turnaround, Russian court OKs two LGBT rallies

The Advocate reports: A district court in the Western Russian region of Kostroma on Friday [April 4] declared that two LGBT rallies can proceed as planned, overturning two decisions by lower courts that sided with local officials refusing to allow … Continue reading

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A victory for Russian defender of LGBT teens

Front Line Defenders reports: Russian Federation – Case against human rights defender Ms Lena Klimova closed On 21 February 2014, Nizhny Tagil Court ruled that the administrative case against human rights defender Ms Lena Klimova under the so-called “propaganda law” … Continue reading

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Strategy: Let’s stop simply preaching to the gay choir

Excerpt from a commentary by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle in Yaounde, Cameroon: There are three of us visiting Cameroon this week as part of an invited delegation to support a local LGBT AIDS organization called CAMFAIDS. Their executive director, … Continue reading

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Olympic Committee won’t object to Russian LGBT arrests

BuzzFeed reports: “The International Olympic Committee has said Russia was acting in accordance with its laws when police detained 14 protesters in Moscow and St Petersburg on the day of the Olympic opening ceremonies. Some of those held in Moscow … Continue reading

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LGBT rights protesters in Moscow: They beat, abused us

LGBT rights protesters who were arrested today in Moscow say they were beaten and threatened with sexual abuse while in custody. According to BuzzFeed: The website OVDinfo.org, which tracks detentions in Russia, reported that the Russians in detention include Elena … Continue reading

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Video: Moscow police arrest 10 LGBT rights protesters

For more on the story of today’s 10 arrests in Moscow and four in St. Petersburg, see “Russian police spy on LGBT activists, arrest 14.”

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Global conflict: Gay rights, repression (1. Russia; 2. More)

As pro-LGBT-rights protests and anti-LGBT initiatives continue in dozens of countries, here’s a sampling of the news and commentary about what’s going on. Russia coverage is below. Coming soon, a sampling of coverage of events in Africa, the Caribbean, and … Continue reading

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St. Petersburg joins world protests for LGBT rights

As international protests continue against Russia’s anti-gay crackdown, Russia’s Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality gathered in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Feb. 5 to to seek repeal of the country’s national and regional laws against “gay propaganda.” Protests, many of them … Continue reading

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Anti-gay rage: Sign of progress toward gay rights?

Why are sub-Saharan Africa and Russia undergoing a wave of anti-gay attacks, arrests and legislation? Two reasons are frequently cited: Politicians’ use of anti-gay rhetoric and anti-gay legislation to deflect attention from their nations’ problems; Encouragement from anti-gay Christian fundamentalists. … Continue reading

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