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300 LGBT CELEBRATED IDAHOT UNDER OPEN ST. PETERSBURG SKIES

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Report from LGBT organisation Coming Out Saint Petersburg. Today, the unexpected happened! Over 300 LGBT people and allies celebrated the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on Marsovo pole, the picturesque field in the center of Saint Petersburg; unimpeded, and under police protection.  This became the first successful LGBT public rally since at least the beginning of 2016,  when the …

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IDAHOT 2017 country page: Russia

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Report from Russian LGBT Network RAINBOW FLASHMOBS, FILM SCREENINGS, AND A “RALLY IN A BOX”: THE INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, BIPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA 2017 IN RUSSIA Every year on the May 17 people all over the world celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOT). This is one of the most important days for the LGBT community. On May …

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IDAHOT Report 2016: Russia

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Activists and campaigners in Russia bravely held a handful of small events across the country, despite the threat of persecution from state and non-state groups. In Syktyvar (Komi Republic), local LGBT campaigners held the city’s first IDAHOT event for the local communit. The closed-doors event celebrated diversity and provided a valuable outlet for local LGBTI individuals. In St Petersburg, activists from …

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Despite ban, censorship and violence, LGBT community in Russia speaks up for IDAHOT

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From the organisers: ST. PETERSBURG CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA Today, May 17, 2016, rainbow balloons were released into the air above St. Isaac’s Cathedral to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia in St. Petersburg, Russia. For the eighth year, “Coming Out” LGBT group organizes celebration of IDAHOT, and throughout these years, the situation with freedom …

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Biggest ever LGBT public demonstration in Russia for IDAHOT

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From organisers Coming Out St Petersburg: See original post HERE             Over 350 people celebrated IDAHO today in the center of St. Petersburg on Marsovo Pole, this event becoming the largest LGBT rally as of today in Russia. Representatives of “Coming Out”, the Russian LGBT Network, Side by Side LGBT festival, the Youth Human Rights Group, and the Center …

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