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Russian police detain LGBTI rights protesters in St Petersburg

Russian police detain LGBTI rights protesters in St Petersburg

Police in St Petersburg have detained around 30 LGBTI rights protesters who were protesting without a permit. The protest took place on Saturday afternoon. The protesters had applied for a permit for a parade but were turned down with authorities claiming road works in the area would make it impossible and that public displays of […]

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Protesters find a clever way to display the rainbow flag at the World Cup

Protesters find a clever way to display the rainbow flag at the World Cup

The eyes of the world have been on Russia for the last few weeks as it hosts soccer’s World Cup. The countries tough anti-LGBTI propaganda laws make it almost impossible for people to raise the issue of how LGBTI people are treated in the country, but one group of clever protesters have found an ingenious […]

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Veteran gay rights activist Peter Tatchell arrested in Russia

Veteran LGBT+ and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has been arrested during a one-man protest against Russia’s mistreatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, as the 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Moscow. Tatchell was reportedly holding a banner supporting gay men who have been violently targeted in a purge in Chechnya while standing […]

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Russian air cadets in hot water over homoerotic YouTube video

Russian air cadets in hot water over homoerotic YouTube video

A group of air cadets in Russia are in hot water after the posted a video of themselves twerking in their underwear. Set to the music of Benny Benassi’s 2002 hit Satisfaction, the clips shows the young cadets eating bananas, playing with power tools, doing push ups and twerking, all while clad only in the undies and […]

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Russian newspaper names men killed in Chechnya

Russian newspaper names men killed in Chechnya

The Russian newspaper that first broke the news that hundreds of gay men had been detained in the Chechen Republic has now named 27 men who it says were killed in a single bloody night in January. Novaya Gazeta says up to 56 men were executed without trial on in the capital of Grozny of 25 […]

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On five occasions Australia has raised the issue of Chechnya with Russia

On five occasions Australia has raised the issue of Chechnya with Russia

Western Australian senator Dean Smith has asked the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to provide greater explanation about Australia’s response to the human rights abuses of gay men in Chechnya. The request was made during Senate Estimates hearings in federal parliament. Dr Lachlan Strahan from the department told the committee that the information about […]

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Tasmanians call on Malcolm Turnbull to speak out on Chechnya

Tasmanians call on Malcolm Turnbull to speak out on Chechnya

Tasmanian human rights advocates are calling on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to speak out against the detention and torture of gay and bisexual men in Russia’s Chechen Republic. Last night community members gathered in Hobart for a candlelight vigil for those who have been detained, tortured and reportedly killed in the Muslim region of Russia. […]

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Activists detained in Moscow while attempting to deliver Chechen petition

Activists detained in Moscow while attempting to deliver Chechen petition

Activists in Russia attempting to deliver a petition calling for an investigation into human rights abuses in The Chechen Republic were detained by authorities who deemed the delivery of the petition an “unauthorised protest”. The five Russian activists were attempting to deliver the petition with over two million signatures to the Prosecutor General’s Office in Moscow […]

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Government blocks senate motion on Chechnya

The government has blocked a motion in the senate calling for them to work with other members of the United Nations to to introduce a resolution condemning the Chechen government’s actions. Journalists in Russia have reported that hundreds of men have been detained in the region, which is an autonomous part of Russia. It has […]

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Macron says its homophobic to accuse him of being gay

Macron says its homophobic to accuse him of being gay

France’s President-elect Emmanuel Macron has responded to accusations that he is secretly gay saying such comments and misogynistic and homophobic.’ Macron is set to become France’s youngest President of the modern era. The 39 year old divisively beat right-wing opponent Marine Le Pen is last weekend’s election. In a television discussion Danish politician Søren Krarup, a […]

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