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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.

 

четверг, ноября 9, 2017 - 15:05

In July 2017, a transgender woman approached the Civil Registry Office of Omsk with a statement regarding the change of sex from ‘male’ to ‘female’ in her birth certificate, and subsequent changes to her surname, name and patronym. In the statement, it was noted that the woman had been aware from a young age that she was not a man, and had been diagnosed by Omsk Regional Hospital with ‘transsexualism’. More so, since September 2016, the woman had been on hormone replacement therapy.

понедельник, октября 30, 2017 - 19:09

From the 20-24th October 2017, two consecutive events took place in Waldschlösschen, Germany, each lasting two days. Attended by Russian LGBT Network psychologist, Maria Sabunaeva , the first was a congregation of russian-speaking German LGBT families with children. The second was an event developing connections between the LGBT organisation ‘Quarteera’ (meaning ‘Apartment’), and other German organisations working with russian-speaking people (organisations for refugees, religious organisations, youth organisations and German LGBT organisations to name a few).

среда, октября 18, 2017 - 15:50

On October 16, an important event took place - a press conference devoted to the persecution of LGBT in Chechnya. Maxim Lapunov, the first gay person who opened as a victim of these persecutions, described the tortures and humiliations in Chechen prison. The story immediately received wide publicity: unfortunately, streams of homophobic hatred flowed into Maxim's direction, but he still shows unbelievable courage. Now Maxim needs support more than ever - that's why we encourage you to join the flash mob #MaximLapunovImWithYou 

среда, октября 11, 2017 - 15:42

The Russian LGBT Network and ADC Memorial have submitted a joint report to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council. The report includes sections on ethnic, gender, and religious discrimination, as well as discrimination based on human health conditions and SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity).

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