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.
Maximum, one of ILGA-Europe’s eleven member organisations in Russia, has been fined for failing to register as a so-called ‘foreign agent’.
On 27 January 2015, local parliament of the Russian Samara region voted to keep an explicit ban on “propaganda of transgenderism” in a local law.