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Extremists harass people at LGBT film fest in Russia

Pro-Kremlin activists, believed to be part of two fringe nationalist groups called the National Liberation Movement (NOD) and SERB, protested at the opening night...

Russians would rather have a sect member as a neighbor than...

The Levada Center, an independent, non-governmental research organization, asked 1,625 respondents across 50 Russian regions to give one of five reactions to different categories...

LGBT activists are arrested in St. Petersburg

A group of Russian LGBT+ activists (approximately 11 people) have been arrested in St. Petersburg during an annual “Day of Silence” protest for sex...

Russian court ruled in favor of trans woman

Anna Grigoryeva had been working for a printing press in Russia for 10 years before she came out as transgender, but when she transitioned...

Russian politician thinks yoga makes people gay

Russian politician behind the country’s “gay propaganda” law Yelena Mizulina allegedly suggested that if inmates in male prisons practice yoga they would all be...

Russian festival is banned for promoting ‘non-traditional values’

The theatre festival was banned because of a planned staging of a play called Blue and Pink, it is devoted to the problem of...

Genderqueer Russian complains over the absence of gender-neutral pronouns in Russian...

Genderqueer dancer Dasha was born in Russia but lived in the USA where they got used to gender-neutral pronouns. But as they come back...

Paris Opera Ballet drops Sergei Polunin for homophobia and sexism

Paris Opera Ballet has dropped star dancer Sergei Polunin who was invited to dance a main part – a gay man – in the...

Trump official plans to meet a homophobic Russian politician

A senior Trump administration official has sparked concerns over a plan to waive sanctions against the disgraced Russian official Dmitry Rogozin to let him...

Russian anti-gay group wants to ban a film about a Korean...

The Korean band BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, had campaigned to get their film BTS World Tour: Love Yourself shown across Russia.The...

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