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Russia’s justice minister has claimed they couldn’t find any gay people in Chechnya during an investigation into reports of a brutal “gay purge” in the Russian region. Independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta first reported last year that men had been abducted and tortured as part of an alleged “purge,” which has been repeatedly denied by …

Tom Daley

Diving great Tom Daley will campaign for gay rights when he competes at next month’s World Series in Russia. Daley, who combined with Dan Goodfellow to win gold at the Games on the Gold Coast, has called on the Commonwealth Games Federation to do more to pressure those nations where homosexuality remains illegal. Thirty-six of …

A Russian same-sex couple who claim to have had their marriage recognised in the country through a legal loophole have been charged with “intentional damage to passports or negligence” by authorities. Eugene Wojciechowski and Paul Stotzko wed in Denmark earlier this month and returned home to Russia, where their Danish marriage certificate and passports were …

Warwick Rowers nude calendar

Russia recently banned the Warwick Rowers’ annual nude calendar. The group suspects their pro-gay stance may violates the country’s homophobic ‘gay propaganda’ law. The rowing team at Warwick University in the UK began shooting the nude calendars in 2009. At first, the calendars raised funds for the team. As the calendar grew in popularity, the …

A Russian football official has insisted that gay fans will not face arrest for waving rainbow flags at next year’s FIFA World Cup, despite the country’s homophobic “gay propaganda” law. FIFA’s anti-discrimination group FARE last week warned that gay spectators at the 2018 event holding hands or waving rainbow flags could face an aggressive response …

Researchers have found that crimes against Russia’s LGBTI community have doubled since the introduction of the country’s homophobic “gay propaganda” law. The law, signed by President Vladimir Putin in 2013, bans the public representation of LGBTI people to children, effectively outlawing pride marches and similar demonstrations across the country. And the law has seen a …

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been urged by LGBTI advocates to take stronger action to stop the horrific violence against LGBTI people in Chechnya. Russian media and human rights groups say at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in secret prisons in Chechnya, with several men reportedly dead. …

More than a dozen Russian LGBTI activists have been arrested while protesting against the reported abduction and torture of gay men in the Russian region of Chechnya. Russian media and human rights groups say at least 100 men have been detained and violently tortured because of their homosexuality in several secret prisons in Chechnya. A …

The men and women who protested at the very first Mardi Gras march in Sydney will come together to protest treatment of gay men in the Russian region of Chechnya. In June 1978, the “78ers” marched through Darlinghurst to call for LGBTI equality, but they were assaulted by police, arrested and outed in the media. …

Vladimir Putin Gay Russia Bans Make Up

A photoshopped picture depicting Vladimir Putin in makeup has been banned in Russia because it “suggests he is gay”. The Guardian reported the picture of Putin with his “eyes and lips made up” has been added to the Russian justice ministry’s 4,074-strong list of banned “extremist” materials. Entry 4,071 states that the poster, depicting Putin …

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