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LGBT Russians are unprotected by police

Anna Plyusnina, who is a legal adviser at Yekaterinburg LGBT Resource Centre, alerted the police to extremist messages posted online which encouraged to homophobic...

15 countries condemn Russia for a homophobic purge in Chechnya

Human rights monitors first reported in February 2017 that authorities in Chechnya – an autonomous region of Russia – were chasing and killing gay...

Apple’s Pride-themed watches are censored in Russia

Apple is manually blocking users in Russia from selecting a ‘Pride’ face for their Apple Watch which they introduced worldwide this May. However, soon...

Bookmakers give £10,000 to LGBTI charity every time Russia scores in...

It is a well-known fact that today, on the 14th of June, the 2018 FIFA World Cup starts in Russia well known as anti-LGBT...

Cossack Russian militia swears to patrol World Cup matches not to...

Over 300 Cossacks, an ethnic group of Russian paramilitaries will reportedly patrol World Cup games in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don, close to the...

Russian Ambassador says the country is not homophobic because Putin met...

Alexander Yakovenko, the Russian Ambassador to the UK, was giving a talk at the Oxford Union on May 29, when students grilled him about...

Russians threaten gay football fans with no shame

Gay football fans have been warned that they will be hunted down and attacked if they go to the World Cup. They have been...

World Cup organizers tell fans ‘not to display sexuality’

Queer football fans have been “strongly” warned to not “publicly display sexuality” when they come to see world cup matches in Russia. Football Supporters’...

Tom Daley wore a Pride badge as he won a medal...

The openly gay British diver, who said that being together with the man he loves (Tom married an American filmmaker Dustin Lance Black a...

Russia banned HIV-related website amid ‘gay propaganda’ law

The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, known as Roskomnadzor, has ruled that LGBT+ portal and health website Parni PLUS (Guys Plus) should be...

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