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Russian Parliament to consider adopting national anti-gay legislation

Thursday, November 29, 2012
MOSCOW -- The Russian State Parliament will hear the first reading of a federal level bill that is designed after a series of regional laws banning so-called "propaganda of homosexualism." [ Read more → ]
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Russian gay rights activists arrested for violating ‘gay propaganda’ law

Saturday, April 7, 2012
Police in the Russian city of St. Petersburg arrested two gay rights activists this week, the first such arrests for violating a controversial new law that bans the "promotion of homosexuality" to minors. The two men, Alexei Kiselyov and Cyril Nepomnyashiy, were protesting Thursday in... [ Read more → ]
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Russian lawmakers consider bill prohibiting ‘gay propaganda’

Thursday, March 29, 2012
MOSCOW -- Russian lawmakers are considering a bill that would impose fines for spreading gay "propaganda" among minors, a measure that is similar to legislation adopted in February in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city. [ Read more → ]
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Pro-Democracy Russian movement leadership rejects LGBTQ activists

Friday, December 30, 2011
MOSCOW -- As tens of thousands of protesters braved sub zero temperatures across the Russian Federation last week to protest against the alleged election fraud and corruption by the Putin led government, demanding more freedom and democracy, leading Russian LGBTQ activists claimed that the opposition movement leadership excluded them. [ Read more → ]
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