By the end of 2018, at the age of 25, Yulia Tsvetkova had already made some of her dreams come true: opening a theatre for kids, launching a sex-ed project for teenagers, and creating feminist resources online. Less than two years later, this feminist and LGBT+ activist is facing up to six years in prison, is receiving death threats, and cannot leave her town in Russia’s Far East. You can learn more about Yulia’s unbelievable story in this blog, and the ways you might help her cause.
The Court’s judgment was informed by a third party intervention submitted jointly by EHRAC, ILGA-Europe and ICJ on 29 July 2016.
On 26 July, Evdokiya Romanova, a Samara activist for civil rights, was summoned to the police under an administrative offense - "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations using the Internet" among minors.
This evening, ILGA-Europe have received an update on the disturbing situation in Chechnya.
The Russian LGBT Network has continued its fact finding mission on the alarming arbitrary detention, torture and killing of (perceived) gay men in Chechnya.
On 1 April, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published an article reporting human rights violations on a mass scale in Chechnya.
May has become a very tough month in regards freedom of assembly for LGBTI persons in Russia.
While the order could potentially improve access to legal gender recognition for trans persons, prospects of its implementation raise a number of concerns. In particular:
IDAHOT 2015 was marked with high level statements, important reports on intersex issues and pride events all over Europe.