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.
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
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