Tag Archives: Saint Petersburg

Russian LGBTI supporters march — with help from police

Despite its reputation for anti-gay fervor, Russia is home to many supporters of LGBTI people and many advocates for LGBTI people’s human rights. Hundreds of them marched through St. Petersburg on May 1, as Queer Russia reported:   Rainbow May … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Harassment / murders, Positive steps | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Golden Enemas mock Russian homophobes

This month in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality presented its booby-prize Golden Enema awards for outrageously anti-gay statements and action. Winners included two homophobic American preachers — Scott Lively and James David Manning — along with … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Harassment / murders | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Russian QueerFest: Success despite attacks, threats

The organizers of QueerFest in St. Petersburg, Russia, say the 10-day event was a success, despite interference and threats of violence from police and anti-gay extremists. This is their account: Saturday, September 27, Russian “QueerFest” closed with a discussion on … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Harassment / murders | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Court ruling: Russian LGBT group is ‘foreign agent’

A court in St. Petersburg, Russia, yesterday ruled that the Russian LGBT rights group Coming Out is a “foreign agent,” a category that limits its ability to communicate with Russian citizens and subjects it to extra government scrutiny. Coming Out … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Harassment / murders, Trials / punishments | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Anti-LGBT laws and legislation, Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Europe, Trials / punishments | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Russian police spy on LGBT activists, arrest 14

Russian police, who seemingly have a bug or an informant reporting on LGBT activists’ plans, arrested a total of 14 activists in St. Petersburg and Moscow during today’s opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics. AP reported from St. Petersburg: Russian … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Harassment / murders, Trials / punishments | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments