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06.07.2020

On 1st June 2020, internet blogger Vladimir Goryanov (known to fans as Volodya XXL) was found guilty of inciting hatred and enmity towards a group identity. The court imposed an administrative fine of 10,000 rubles. The court acknowledged that the phrases “I believe that gays are the scum of society” and “They need to be protected from the outside world”, both used by Goryanov, signify linguistic and psychological intent to degrade and humiliate the dignity of a group of people united on the basis of sexual preference.

06.07.2020

Twelve human rights organisations have prepared an alternative report on the state of human rights in Russia for the UN Human Rights Committee. The report is divided into eleven sections and highlights a wide range of problems faced in Russia, ranging from violations of LGBT rights in the North Caucasus, to domestic violence. 

25.06.2020

LGBT activist and a human right defender Igor Kochetkov received a tax deduction on life insurance expenses for his spouse Kiril Fedorov. A lawyer of the Russian LGBT Network Alexander Belik remarks that this is the second time when Russian authorities recognize marriages between two men. “Their marriage was registered abroad. It was a similar situation as with Pavel Stotsko and Eugeniy Voihovetskiy. The state authorities followed all applicable laws.”

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28.06.2018

52 Russian and International human rights organizations (including the Russian LGBT Network) signed the statement about the fact that Russia jeopardize online freedoms all over the world. The representative of Article 19 delivered the Statement at the session of the UN Human Rights Council in Genève. 

04.06.2018

On May 19th, GENDERDOC-M organized the annual march of equality in Chișinău, under the campaign Fără Frică de Iubire(Without the fear to love). However, unlike the last years’ experience, the march that included approximately 350 participants was able to reach its destination without being attacked and evacuated halfway through the route. The Ministry of Interior provided all necessary protections for the participants and despite the aggressive outbursts of the counter-protestors, the Pride march was not exposed to any  violence.

02.04.2018

A year has passed since the publication of first testimonies of LGBT people that faced persecution in Chechnya based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. However the unlawful detentions, humiliation and torture of LGBT people in Northern Caucasus persist. There are some things one can do to support the victims of the state-organized persecutions of LGBT in Chechnya.

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