Tag Archives: Saint Petersburg

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

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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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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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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

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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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Update: Russian repression, Cameroon criticism

RUSSIA 4 Dutch visitors accused of gay propaganda freed in Russia (O-blog-dee) Campaigners in Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A., seek to cut sister-city ties with St. Petersburg, Russia, because of anti-gay laws. (Associated Press) International Olympic Committee warns Russia after anti-gay law The … Continue reading

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Glimmer of legal hope for LGBTs in Russia

The Russian LGBT Network reported that a regional court has decided that recent Gay Pride activities in Saint Petersburg on June 29 were legal, despite city and national laws against “gay propaganda”: Although police claimed the gathering was “unauthorized,” on … Continue reading

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