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Russia – IDAHOTB 2018 Country Page

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There are far too many events worldwide for us to be able to report on them all. Also, for security reasons many events cannot be announced ahead of time. We’re listing in our pages the events which were directly brought to our attention   IDAHOT RALLY IN ST. PETERSBURG TAKES PLACE DESPITE BANS “Coming Out” LGBT* group organized its anniversary 10th …

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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


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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