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Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov Reports Of Sexual Violence Against Women In Chechnya's 'Gay Purge'

A new HBO documentary exposes the horrors of Chechnya’s violent “gay purge” and the brave efforts of activists to rescue them. In recent years, authorities have detained and tortured thousands of LGBTIQ people for their sexual orientation in the Russian republic of Chechnya. A number of them have reportedly died. Acclaimed filmmaker David France’s doco …

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Advocacy group ILGA-Europe has ranked the most and least LGBTIQ-friendly countries in Europe in its annual Rainbow Europe Country Ranking. The yearly list, backed by the European Union, ranks 49 European countries from most to least LGBTQ-friendly. Each country’s ranking is based on how the laws and policies of each country affect the lives of …

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Australia needs stronger laws allowing targeted sanctions against nations abusing the human rights of LGBTIQ people and others, a Senate inquiry has been told. The Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby (VGLRL) made the call in a submission to the inquiry by the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. Foreign Minister Marise …

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A 22-year-old bisexual woman who was beaten and tortured in Chechnya over her sexuality wants Russian authorities to initiate criminal proceedings against her parents. Aminat Lorsanova filed a complaint with the Federal Investigative Committee of Russia against her parents and a Chechen psychiatric clinic, according to the Russian LGBT Network. Lorsanova was held against her …

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The Russian man who tried to sue Apple after claiming that his iPhone app turned him gay has dropped his bizarre lawsuit. The man, known as D.E. Razumilov, filed the suit against Apple for one million rubles ($AU22,800) after he mistakenly received a cryptocurrency called GayCoin rather than the BitCoin he ordered via an iPhone …

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A Russian man is suing Apple because he claims, his iPhone turned him gay. The Moscow Times reports D. Razumilov wants one million rubles because the device bought from the US tech giant lured him into homosexuality. One million Russian rubles equals nearly 29,000 Australian dollars. Razumilov accuses Apple of “manipulatively pushing me toward homosexuality.”  …

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Two gay dads who fled Russia because they feared their adopted children would be taken away from them have requested asylum in the United States. Andrei Vaganov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev left Russia with their two sons, Denis and Yuri, amid a government investigation into the Moscow social welfare agency that let Vaganov adopt the children …

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Two gay dads forced to flee Russia say they’re “an ordinary family” but feared their adopted children would be removed by homophobic authorities. Andrei Vaganov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev (pictured) married in Denmark in 2016. Prior to the marriage, Vaganov legally adopted the couple’s two boys. The couple have been raising the boys, now 12 and …

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Two members of German metal band Rammstein kissed onstage in Moscow in a show of defiance at Russia’s notorious anti-LGBTIQ laws. Guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe were seen moving towards one another before kissing during a performance of “Aüslander”. The band later posted a photo of the moment to Instagram captioned “Russia, we love …

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A prominent Russian LGBTIQ rights activist was found stabbed to death last weekend after receiving threats on her life. Police found the body of activist Yelena Grigoriyeva (pictured) in St. Petersburg at the weekend. Authorities found the 41-year-old with multiple stab wounds to her back and face and signs of strangulation near her home. Writing …

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