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The IOC has been criticized for failing to pressure the host country to repeal the law, in order to guarantee the safety of Olympic athletes and visitors.

Russian President Issues More

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Post submitted by Jane WothayaThirikwa, HRC Global Engagement Fellow Growing international pressure against Russia’s draconian law that outlaws "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors”, has forced President Vladimir Putin to address growing international criticism of the Russian government’s crackdown on its LGBT community. …Read More
Russian media reports state that after wounding and tieing up the diplomat, the two attackers drew a heart on a mirror with lipstick and the letters "LGBT."

Breaking: Dutch Diplomat Wounded in Anti-LGBT Attack in Russia · Causes

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The Dutch foreign affairs ministry has confirmed that two men posing as electricians forced their way into a Dutch diplomat’s home in Moscow and attacked him. The victim, Onno Elderenbosch, was slightly wounded and alerted the police himself. Russian media reports state the men drew a heart on a mirror with lipstick and the letters LGBT, Nos…Read More
With the recent passing of a law that bans “propagation of homosexual propaganda to minors” at a federal level, Russia is seeing an increase in violence towards LGBT people, particularly youth. More and more, extremely graphic videos emerge of LGBT youth being harassed and beaten up.

Dutch Diplomat Wounded in Anti-LGBT Attack in Russia

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Post submitted by Tushar M, HRC Global Engagement Fellow The Dutch foreign affairs ministry has confirmed that two men posing as electricians forced their way into a Dutch diplomat’s home in Moscow and attacked him. The victim, Onno Elderenbosch, was slightly wounded and alerted the police himself. Russian media reports state the men drew a…Read More
The U.S. Department of State has updated its International Travel portal in response to the recent Russian government crackdown on its LGBT community. Since the passage of the anti-propaganda law in Russia this summer and an ongoing atmosphere of unchecked violence against the Russian LGBT community, it has been unclear as to how international…Read More

U.S.: Equality Supporters May Face Deportation in Russia

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Post submitted by Tushar M, HRC Global Engagement Fellow The U.S. Department of State has updated its International Travel portal in response to the recent Russian government crackdown on its LGBT community. Since the passage of the anti-propaganda law in Russia this summer and an ongoing atmosphere of unchecked violence against the Russian LGBT…Read More
This week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the governing body of the Olympic Games, announced it was “fully satisfied” that Russia’s heinous anti-gay propaganda law does not violate the anti-discrimination guarantees of the Olympic charter. Recently the Russian government adopted a law that outlaws even the most modest gestures of…Read More

IOC Abandons LGBT Russians, Olympic Athletes Ahead of Sochi Games

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Today the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the governing body of the Olympic Games, announced it was “fully satisfied” that Russia’s heinous anti-gay propaganda law does not violate the anti-discrimination guarantees of the Olympic charter.  Recently the Russian government adopted a law that outlaws even the most modest gestures of support…Read More
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