Tag Archives: Russia

Clueless Conservatives Mistake Transgender Flag for Straight Pride Flag

Whoops! Some “Ferocious Conservatives” make a fabulous, ferocious mistake by using the Transgender Flag as Russia’s new “straight flag.”  Thanks to fiercetransgirls over at tumblr for this!

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Избиение гомосексуалистов в России / Reaction to gays in Russia social experiment

Two Russian guys decide to do a simple social experiment. They walk hand in hand through Moscow, homophobic reactions are quite evident, some even physical.

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Recommended Reading: Grindr in the Kremlin: Gay and Online in Putin’s Russia · Global Voices

This article l, at Global Voices, looks at how gay Russians are connecting with each other and the challenges and dangers they face. After the first two paragraphs continue to read by following the link at the bottom of this … Continue reading

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Russian founder of LGBTI teen support group fined thousands for breaking anti-gay law | Gay Star News

Russia is still actively preventing LGBTQ activists from trying to assist LGBTQ youth from being accepted. So don’t let up the pressure on Russia to do the right thing. We may not know exactly how many youth are suffering because … Continue reading

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Russian thugs storm LGBTI club, four gay men injured | Gay Star News

Another story of Russian homophobia enabled by the message of the “gay propaganda law”  Here’s the story from JOE MORGAN writing for Gay Star News… One was treated at hospital for his severe injuries A group of Russian thugs stormed … Continue reading

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Meet the Russian who has had over 30 teachers fired for being gay | Gay Star News

The toxic affects of the “gay propaganda” law continue in Russia. Now an evil homophobe who undoubtedly has many skeletons in his closest has gone on a campaign to get LGBTQ teachers fired. This really gets my blood boiling. I … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch: Russia fails to protect LGBT people – CNN.com

A look at the failure of Russia to protect its LGBTQ citizens. Here’s the story from Susannah Cullinane writing for CNN… STORY HIGHLIGHTS A Human Rights Watch report says Russia has failed to prevent homophobic violence It blames a growing number … Continue reading

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Elton John Speaks Out Against Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law At St. Petersburg Concert

I have been a longtime fan of Sir Elton John and fascinated by both his professional career and his personal life. He has come through personal adversity and serious addiction issues and tackled those “demons” and by the 1990s was … Continue reading

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Cher sends her love to gay teens kidnapped, tortured in Russia | Gay Star News

Yet another reason to love the fabulous diva herself, Cher, as she lauds gay teen activists in Russia. Here’s the story from JOE MORGAN writing for Gay Star News… ‘Dark Lady’ singer supports documentary that showed LGBTI Russians being held … Continue reading

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Crimea’s Gay Community Moves Out as Russian Homophobia Sets In

Originally posted on TIME:
The Qbar was always an awkward fit in the nightlife of Sevastopol. It was the only place in the Ukrainian city to host the occasional drag show, and certainly the only place where the all-male waitstaff…

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Russian Legislator Praises Gerard Depardieu for Gay Experience Confession

Russia has embraced Gerard Depardieu who has claimed Russia as his country of residence. He did this in part to avoid taxes he would be forced to pay in France. The man is not exactly a pillar of moral strength. … Continue reading

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Extreme Homophobia in the U.S. 20+ Decades Ago & Even More Extreme Homophobia in Russia Today

Close Encounters of The Homophobic Kind – 20+ Years Ago I have just watched the horrific documentary on HBO entitled Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia and it has triggered some flash backs to an event that happened some … Continue reading

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Russia ends US student exchange in part over ‘friendly relations’ of gay men | World news | The Guardian

Now Russia is preventing an important exchange program over a case where a gay youth defected to the U.S.. The Russian’s then launched a smear campaign that twisted the truth to justify their decision. Here’s the story from Alec Luhn … Continue reading

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TV Recommendation: Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia (HBO Documentary Films)

LGBTQ Appointment Television – Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia premieres Monday, October 6 at 9PM, only on HBO.

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Recommended Reading: Volunteer initiative helps Russia’s LGBT youth in fight for understanding | Russia Beyond The Headlines

A revealing look at the challenges faced by brave, caring Russians who reach out to LGBTQ youth. Here’s the opening paragraph of this “must read” article by Anastasia Belkova, special to Russia Beyond The Headlines… Dozens of lives have been … Continue reading

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Russian gang storm gay festival, release gas, 16 in hospital | Gay Star News

Homophobic thugs are at it again in Russia. If the authorities let these criminals off without serious jail time all pretence of fair play has left Russian law and order. Here’s the story from JOE MORGAN at Gay Star News… … Continue reading

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Russia: Lesbian dance teacher found murdered with throat slashed · PinkNews.co.uk

More bad news out of Russia. Here’s the story from Anastasia Kyriacou writing in Pink News UK… A lesbian tango instructor in St Petersburg has been found with her throat slashed. Yekaterina Khomenko, 29, was found dead on September 7, in … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in WeHo With a Gay Russian Teen Seeking Asylum | Advocate.com

An interesting and timely article in the Advocate about a young Russian LGBTQ activist seeing asylum in the United States. Here’s the story… Danny Fisk details his ‘transformative’ encounter with Vlad Slavskiy, an 18-year-old Russian LGBT activist participating in NYC’s … Continue reading

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Russian blogger accused of starting a ‘gay terrorist underworld’ by security services · PinkNews.co.uk

Yes, officially sanctioned homophobia is still alive and well in Russia as this story from Pink News UK demonstrates… A Russian blogger says he was accused of creating a “gay terrorist underworld”, by security services. Andrei Marchenko, a blogger from the … Continue reading

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Jail Won’t Stop Russia’s Anti-Gay Psycho – The Daily Beast

An important reminder that the arrest of on homophobe isn’t going to stop homophobic vigilantes in Russia. Here’s the story by Jay Michaelson writing for the Daily Beast… In a year of bad news for LGBT people across the global south … Continue reading

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