2 LGBTI-Activists Attacked in Russia after conference was made impossible

Earlier Today, an  LGBTI-conference could not go through. (This article has a copyright disclaimer, see bellow) Tonight, two volunteers of an LGBTI-conference on family, organized by Resource in Moscow were attacked. They're having first aid now. "Several people have seen the attacker.", according to Misha Tumasov (chairperson of the Russian LGBT-Network). Earlier Today, representatives of the … Continue reading 2 LGBTI-Activists Attacked in Russia after conference was made impossible

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Verdict on detained Saint Petersburg Pride Participants

On August 4, 30 participants of an LGBT Pride in Russia’s second city Saint Petersburg were detained. All of the detainees are receiving their court decisions this week. (This article has a copyright disclaimer, see bellow) From the 30 detainees already 13 received fines. The fine is in most cases 5000 rubles (63 euro). 6 of … Continue reading Verdict on detained Saint Petersburg Pride Participants

LGBT+ Activists Detained at Saint-Petersburg Pride

Saturday the 4th of July was not only Pride Day in Amsterdam and Brighton, but in Saint-Petersburg as well. Unfortunately, the Russian authorities detained all LGBT+ activists.  30 LGBT+ activists gathered at the Palace Square in Saint-Petersburg. Since their request for a demonstration was rejected, they arrived as 'single pickets'. Individuals protesting don't need the … Continue reading LGBT+ Activists Detained at Saint-Petersburg Pride

🌈 One Year Later: Chechnya’s Concentration Camps For Gays

During spring 2017 the Western world was shocked about horrible stories from young gay men living in Chechnya. They were detained in so-called concentration camps for gay people. In these camps they were being tortured. There are also some reports of deaths. European leaders called for immediate action by Russian president Vladimir Putin. Putin promised … Continue reading 🌈 One Year Later: Chechnya’s Concentration Camps For Gays

Russia’s Queer Social Media Generation

Homophobia and Russia fit together like twins. Russia is known as one of the worst world powers for LGBT people. Besides these facts, in recent months a few youngsters established an online queer culture that looks very Western. Discover social influencers like Misha Maksimov, Tasha Tale and their entourage! In the country where you can … Continue reading Russia’s Queer Social Media Generation