Tag Archives: Russia

Let’s celebrate: List of anti-LGBT nations shrinks again

76 countries with anti-homosexuality laws (or 72 or 78) This week’s decision by the Belize Supreme Court to overturn that nation’s anti-sodomy law has shrunk the list of nations with anti-LGBT laws once again. By this blog’s tally, the total … Continue reading

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Russia hampers AIDS battle, Ugandans fight on

In countries where anti-LGBT legislation has increased, activists and health workers report difficulties in providing HIV treatment and prevention services to key populations. In Russia, officials blacklisted the country’s leading HIV NGOs as ‘foreign agents’ engaged in political activity. That label prevents groups from … Continue reading

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Russian ‘cat and mouse’ game targets LGBT protesters

The government of St. Petersburg has begun routinely denying freedom of assembly for Russian LGBT activists, the LGBT rights organization Coming Out reports. The situation has deteriorated sharply from previous years. The group states: Freedom of assembly in St. Petersburg: … Continue reading

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Russia: 2 arrests for ‘Love Wins’ sign at Orlando memorial

Following up on earlier coverage by BuzzFeed, the Washington Post reports: Gay couple arrested in Moscow for trying to leave ‘Love Wins’ sign at Orlando memorial Islam Abdullabeckov and his boyfriend Felix Glyukman were in their Moscow apartment Sunday afternoon … Continue reading

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Is the world now a better place for LGBTI people?

Q. A journalist asked, “In the years that Erasing 76 Crimes has covered criminalization of queerness around the world, has the situation improved, stayed stagnant or gotten worse?” Here’s a quick, non-definitive answer: A. During my time publishing Erasing 76 … Continue reading

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Anti-‘gay propaganda’ bill is back in Kyrgyzstan

A proposal for a Russian-style anti-“gay propaganda” law in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan is back in the Kyrgyz parliament. Reporter Anna Lelik, writing for EurasiaNet, sees some reasons for optimism in the latest developments. However, continued inaction on … Continue reading

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Russia, India, Jamaica, Africa: Many attacks, some progress

News items in this recap mostly were excerpted with slight modifications from two published round-ups of the world’s LGBTI-related news– UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes and ILGA’s LGBulleTIn. Physical attacks and arrests Police arrested about 20 activists supporting the LGBTI community during … Continue reading

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