VIDEO: The extent of violence toward LGBT Russians.
A new video from Human Rights Watch released four days before the official start of the Olympics in Sochi details the extent of violence facing LGBT people in Russia.
Note: This is what vigilante violence against LGBT people looks like in Russia. There is real and traumatic violence in this video that may be upsetting to you.
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On June 11th, Russia's parliament passed a bill that bans "gay propaganda" nationwide. The new law establishes steep fines for anyone daring to equate the value of same-sex relationships between consenting adults with relationships between individuals of the opposite sex. A week later, they passed a bill that outlaws the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples. The 2014…
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