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Yelena Mizulina

Obama freezes U.S. assets of 7 Russian officials, including author of anti-gay law

Monday, March 17, 2014
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine, including those of Yelena Mizulina, the Russian Duma (Parliament) Deputy who authored the controversial anti-gay propaganda law last year. [ Read more → ]
vk.comMartsinkevich in Havana Cuba, December 2013.

Leader of anti-gay Russian extremist group flees to Cuba

Friday, January 10, 2014
HAVANA -- The founder of the anti-gay Russian extremist group “Occupy Pedophilia” has fled Ukraine, where he was hiding to avoid arrest by Russian authorities for a series of criminal homophobic assaults against LGBTQ people, and is now believed by Russian law enforcement to be hiding in Cuba. [ Read more → ]
Ukraine-pride

Dozens march in Ukraine’s first-ever gay pride rally

Saturday, May 25, 2013
KIEV, Ukraine — At least 50 gay rights activists have marched peacefully in the country's first gay rally despite a court ban and attempts to disrupt the event. [ Read more → ]
Efrem Lukatsky, APActivists of a gay flash mob throw balloons into the air marking International Day Against Homophobia in Kiev, Ukraine, last week.

Court cancels Ukraine’s first-ever gay pride event

Thursday, May 23, 2013
KIEV, Ukraine -- A Ukrainian court on Thursday banned what would have been Ukraine's first-ever gay pride demonstration, upholding a suit by city authorities, who argued the rally would disturb annual Kiev Day celebrations and could spark violence. [ Read more → ]
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