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понедельник, декабря 3, 2018 - 00:00

The Russian Federation has provided the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) with answers to questions and comments regarding the attack on Dmitry Chizhevsky, which occurred on November 3rd, 2013. In its response, the Russian Federation requested the ECHR to not trust data on the LGBT discrimination in Russia, as it was provided by third parties (including the Russian LGBT Network), and reports that the preliminary investigation is still pending, while statistics on hate crimes against the LGBT community “will be evidence of violation of discrimination laws for a very obvious and justified reason”.

пятница, марта 2, 2018 - 11:47

For the first time, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities questioned the Russian Federation concerning the situation of LGBT people with disabilities. These queries were prompted by a report on intersectional discrimination and violations of human rights of LGBT people with disabilities prepared and submitted to the Committee by the Russian LGBT Network and the initiative group Queer-Peace.  

среда, января 31, 2018 - 15:15

On March 15, the Russian LGBT Network received unconfirmed evidences suggesting a massive campaign against the LGBT community in Chechnya.  On March 29, we opened the hotline [email protected], which operates around the clock. Due to the enormous support of the organizations and individuals all around the world, we were able to save 106 people from Chechnya and to help 88 of them to leave the country. In 2018, detentions and torture of homosexual people in Chechnya continue.  People in trouble still contacting us, and we are doing our best to help them. Now, we ran out of the funds needed to keep on evacuating. 

пятница, января 26, 2018 - 00:00

Yesterday in mainstream media reports surfaced that Russia, for the first time, recognised the same-sex marriage between two men - Evgeniy Voitsekhovsky and Pavel Stotsko, who officially married in Copenhagen, where same-sex unions have been legalised. They submitted their registration documents, together with certified translations, to the MFC in Moscow. Their passports were stamped on the marital status page, confirming registration of the marriage. Lawyer Dmitry Bartnenev comments. 

среда, декабря 20, 2017 - 18:17

Across Europe and Central Asia, lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people are regularly denied the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, association and democratic participation. Hate speech is prevalent, in the media and propagated by politicians. Meanwhile censorship and impunity for frequent acts of violence against LGBT people enable an environment in which LGBT people are marginalized and silenced, preventing them from speaking up against hatred.

пятница, декабря 15, 2017 - 16:30

The European Court of Human Rights has communicated several complaints of LGBT activists who suffered from the homophobic attacks in May and June 2012 and in October and January 2013, all of the attacks as one case. The court raised questions whether the local authorities respected their obligation to prevent the ill-treatment of the applicants and whether the applicants were discriminated because of their sexual orientation. The court also asked questions whether the authorities provided for the applicants the freedom for a peaceful assembly and whether they did everything necessary to prevent the violence of homophobic adversaries of the activists.

пятница, декабря 8, 2017 - 14:47

On December 5, the Prosecutor's Office of Tomsk sent a request to attend the Prosecutor’s Office to the head of the Russian LGBT Network’s regional. This so-called "invitation" was issued because of the movie screening of "Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine" hosted by the Network's Regional Division in Tomsk. 

среда, ноября 29, 2017 - 09:50

A round of seminars geared towards the discussion of LGBT and Trade Union Movement solidarity in the context of the project ‘Schools with trade unions’ concluded on the 28-29th October. Activists took part in two training sessions, the first - ‘Aspects of gender within communication’ - was led by Maria​ ​Sabunayeva​ (director of psychological services of the Russian LGBT Network), and the second topic, devoted to the topic of collaborative effort, was led by Evgeniy​ ​Pavlovsky​.

среда, ноября 22, 2017 - 13:05

Last month the form for the ‘certificate on sex change’, created by the Russian Ministry of Health, was released to the public to elicit response and discussion. Maxim Zavertyaev of the "Komaev and Partners" Bar Association, and lawyer for “Transformation”, the Transgender Association of Russia, explains the fundamental flaws of the proposed form, and the measures for improvement that need to be taken.

воскресенье, ноября 12, 2017 - 19:20

Last month, renowned fitness trainer Alexander Bodymaster was crowned overall champion at the International Bodybuilding Competition for FtM! The competition was held in Atlanta from the 5th to the 7th October, as part of the annual TransFitnessConference. We met with Alexander and talked about what this victory means to him, and about transgender people in sports.