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RUSSIA: Intensification of the offensive against LGBTQI people

Offensive against LGBTQI people, new areas of censorship and criminalization HRWF (23.07.2022) – Russian lawmakers have proposed extending a ban on the promotion of “non-traditional” sexual relationships among minors to now include adults as well, a senior legislator...

IRAN: Man executed on ‘Sodomy’ charges in Rajaei Shahr Prison

Man executed on 'Sodomy' charges in Rajaei Shahr Prison Iranwire (08.07.2022) - https://bit.ly/3Rli1rC - On June 29, Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reported that 10 convicts had been executed at Rajaei Shahr Prison in Karaj near Tehran. Of these 10, one...

RUSSIA: Draft bill proposes a sharp increase of fines against LGBTQI people

Draft bill proposes a sharp increase of fines against LGBTQI people Draft bill stipulating fines up to 10 mln rubles for propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations submitted to State Duma Interfax (07.06.2022) - https://bit.ly/3xv7oud - A bill introducing...

WORLD: Int’l Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, 17 May 2022

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, 17 May 2022 Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union EU Council (17.05.2022) - https://bit.ly/3MlgL4T  - On the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia...

HUNGARY: What do LGBTQ people think about Hungary’s controversial referendum?

What do LGBTQ people think about Hungary's controversial referendum?   By Ádám Magyar   Euronews (03/04/2022) - https://bit.ly/3J0Gwol - Hungary is holding a controversial referendum on LGBTQ rights on Sunday (3 April), at the same time as a parliamentary...

RUSSIA : Pro-Putin Chechen general who led ‘gay purge’ killed in Ukraine

Pro-Putin Chechen general who led 'gay purge' killed in Ukraine Chechen general Magomed Tushayev was killed on Saturday, and was responsible for for torturing and murdering LGBTQ+ individuals. By Benjamin Weinthal The Jerusalem Post (01.03.2022) -...

GUATEMALA: Congress votes in favour of a law banning same-sex marriage

Guatemala Congress bans same-sex marriage Guatemala's Congress has voted in favour of a law which prohibits same-sex marriage.   BBC News (10.03.2022) - https://bbc.in/3KUYla3 - The law will also prohibit the teaching of sexual diversity in schools and raise the...

CHILE’s first gay couple weds as same sex marriage law takes effect

Chile's first gay couple weds as same sex marriage law takes effect By Fabian Cambero   Reuters (11.03.2022) - https://reut.rs/3tPgFdy - Chile's Javier Silva and Jaime Nazar became the first two men to tie the knot in the South American country's history on...

RUSSIA: Patriarch Kirill attacks the Western “gay pride” culture

Patriarch Kirill attacks the Western “gay pride” culture   Russian Church leader blames gay pride parades for Ukraine War   The Moscow Times (07.03.2022) - https://bit.ly/3vLFqdo - The head of Russia’s Orthodox Church appeared to blame liberal Western values — drawing...

RUSSIA: LGBT, “The state considers us ideological enemies” (18+)

"The state views us as ideological enemies" (18+) Interview with Igor Kochetkov, who saved Chechen gays and is now called by the Ministry of Justice "three times a foreign agent"   By Kirill Martynov Novaya Gazeta (20.11.2021) - https://bit.ly/3DCu1gN - Igor...

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