All Posts Tagged With: "gay and lesbian rights"

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A Good Judge

In a column for Yezhednevny Zhurnal, Anton Orekh discusses a rare case of a St. Petersburg judge who defied his country’s judicial status quo by brazenly throwing out charges against Madonna for spreading “homosexual propaganda.”

Nov 29, 2012 | Continued
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Strasbourg Court Rules in Favor of Gay Rights Activists

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against Russia for banning gay pride parades – a key victory for gay rights activists in the country.

Oct 21, 2010 | Continued
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Five Detained at St. Petersburg Gay Pride Protest

At least five gay rights activists were detained over the weekend at an gay pride protest in St. Petersburg that local authorities refused to sanction.

Jun 28, 2010 | Continued
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Moscow Bans Gay Pride Parade for Fifth Year in a Row

Organizers of the annual Moscow Pride parades got word from the mayor’s office on Thursday that the application to hold their event has been turned down for the fifth time in a row.

May 21, 2010 | Continued
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Luzhkov Calls Ban on Gay Parades ‘An Axiom’

Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov stated Monday that his opposition to gay parades in Moscow should be considered “an axiom,” promising to continue to ban attempts to hold what he called “satanic activities.”

Jan 25, 2010 | Continued
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Instigators Try to Sabotage Opposition March in Russia

In an apparent attempt to undermine both the Russian opposition and the gay rights movement, unknown provocateurs are reportedly paying students to pose as gay activists during an opposition demonstration.

May 1, 2008 | Continued
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Gay Pride Parade Banned in Moscow

For the third year in a row, the Moscow mayor’s office has decided to ban any attempts at a gay rights parade in Russia’s capital, saying authorities would respond “in a decisive and uncompromising manner.”

Apr 25, 2008 | Continued