Tag Archives: Russia

Russia: Only Italy Can Adopt Our Children Because They Ban Gay Marriage

“It turns out that Italy is currently the only country whose citizens are able to adopt Russian children because, first of all, this country refused to recognise same-sex marriage, which, for its part, does not require Russia to change the existing agreement, and, secondly, (the Italians) abide by the terms of this treaty. That is all. It is not our ...

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Russia Bans Abortion Ads

Vladimir Putin yesterday signed into law a ban on advertising abortion services. Abortions are legal in Russia and have been since Soviet times, but currently centrist-conservative lawmakers want to limit or completely ban such practices saying it is partly responsible for the country’s dwindling population. In early October an official representative of the Russian Orthodox Church blasted abortions and surrogacy ...

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REPORT: Gas Attack On Moscow Club

An unknown gas was reportedly released inside the Moscow gay club Central Station on Saturday night. Around 500 clubbers were escorted outside of the building where some were told to go to hospital. After the staff turned on a smoke removal machine, it eliminated the gas in a matter of minutes. Police are investigating the attack and currently have no ...

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GENEVA: International Accord Reached With Iran To Halt Nuclear Program

Big news out of Switzerland tonight. The United States, France, Germany, China, Russia, Great Britain, and the European Union have brokered a deal with Iran on its nuclear program. Via New York Times: The United States and five other world powers announced a landmark accord Sunday morning that would temporarily freeze Iran’s nuclear program and lay the foundation for a ...

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Gay Cruise Company Boycotts Russia

From the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News: Tuesday night, Atlantis CEO Rich Campbell outlined the new cruises in store for 2014, including the return of the popular Baltic European cruise. This time, however, one port of call that had always been included in the past was pointedly excluded for the 2014 cruise: St. Petersburg, Russia. Campbell said that while ...

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RUSSIA: Bomb Threat Delays St. Petersburg LGBT Film Festival

Via Queer Russia: The grand festival opening scheduled for the evening of November, 21 is disrupted. A call of a bomb threat in the “Warshavsky Express” cinema is delaying the opening ceremony and screening of the first film of the festival. With all guests being evaquated, police began checking up the building. About 200 guests arrived at the opening. Aggressive ...

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Queer Nation: The Road To Sochi

(Via Towleroad)

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RUSSIA: Ikea Cuts Story About Lesbian Couple From Its Magazine

Saying that they fear breaking the law on “homosexual propaganda,” Ikea has removed a story about a lesbian couple from the Russian version of its magazine. An IKEA spokeswoman said the move was made in accordance with laws in Russia banning “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.” The company replaced the article in Russia with a story about a designer living ...

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Queer Nation Wins With NYSE

More from the Moscow Times: During last year’s event, the Russian flag was raised on the NYSE building together with a banner announcing “2012 NYSE Russia Day.” Amid this year’s protests against the Russian law, neither the flag nor any other sign commemorating Russia appeared outside the NYSE building. “Apparently, the NYSE is embarrassed by their association with the Russian ...

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Scott Lively: Anti-Gay Violence In Russia Is Committed By Butch Homosexuals

Scott Lively was on Linda Harvey’s show on Saturday to say this: “Russia does have nationalists, these are Nazis, the same as I wrote in the book ‘The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality and the Nazi Party,’ that’s the same thing,” Lively said. “The guys that are beating up gays in Russia—and it’s not any more prevalent than it ever has been ...

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Christian Hate Group Is Super Very Angry About Losing Senate Meeting Space

“It is shocking that a United States Senator would bow to pressure from these militants and refuse to facilitate the discussion of vital issues affecting children, family, life, and the economy. Groups like HRC have set themselves up as arbiters of what may or may not be discussed at public forums. Instead of meeting us in the marketplace of ideas, ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Queer Nation Protests Russian Investment Event

Photos by Scott Wooledge. That’s activist Ken Kidd in the bottom photo. Queer Nation is posting more photos and Vine clips on their Twitter account, where you’ll see other noted activists such as Gilbert Baker, Bill Dobbs, and Ann Northrop.

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God Sent The Russian Meteor Because He Was Pissed About All That Gayness

According to Russian television host Arkady Mamontov, the meteor that hit Russia earlier this year was sent by God because of “gay activity.” In a reference to the Old Testament story of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, famous journalist Arkady Mamontov said on his program that the fall of the Chelyabinsk meteorite on February 15 in Russia was related ...

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RUSSIA: Organizers Of Lady Gaga Concert Fined For Her “Pro-Homosexual” Speech

The organizers of Lady Gaga’s 2012 Moscow concerts have been fined because she advocated for LGBT rights from the stage. According to the judgment, Gaga “harmed children” with her message. A magistrate’s court in St Petersburg yesterday (14 November) fined Planet Plus 20,000 rubles ($614, €455). During the gigs in St Petersburg and Moscow on 9 and 12 December 2012, ...

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Boehner Rescues The Hate Groups

A follow-up from Buzzfeed’s J. Lester Feder: The office of House Speaker John Boehner secured meeting space for the World Congress of Families after their original sponsor, Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, canceled their space in a Senate office building following an outcry from LGBT activists, the group’s leader said. World Congress of Families President Allan Carlson praised Boehner’s intervention at ...

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Queer Nation To Protest At NYSE

Via press release: In the latest in a series of ongoing, high-profile demonstrations against the Russian government’s anti-gay laws, Queer Nation will protest outside the New York Stock Exchange while Russian government officials at the Exchange ring the closing bell. The protest will take place on Monday, November 18, at 3:15 PM, in front of the Federal Hall at 26 ...

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Sen. Mark Kirk Cancels Senate Meeting Space For Anti-Gay Christian Groups

Yesterday I reported that a coalition of anti-gay Christian groups would be meeting today in official US Senate office space to discuss how they might copy Russia’s anti-gay pogrom here in the United States. After outcry from LGBT groups, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) has kicked them out of the space. And they are PISSED. “Shame on you, Senator Kirk, for ...

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Hate Groups Meet In DC To Learn How To Copy Russia’s Anti-Gay Crackdown

From a press release published on Christian Newswire: Russia recently banned the propaganda of “nontraditional sexual relations” to minors; and across Europe and Africa, nations are concerned with life issues, shrinking populations, and the disintegration of the natural family. Here in America, what can our pro-family legislators learn — positively and negatively — by studying our colleagues’ actions abroad?  Join ...

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Russia’s Vitaly Milonov: Gay Men Deserve To Be Punched And Kicked

Vitaly Milonov, the author of St. Petersburg’s “homosexual propaganda ban,” has responded to the attack which cost a gay man his left eye. Via the St. Petersburg Times: Answering Chizhevsky’s accusations, Milonov said LGBT organizations themselves were to blame for the attack and alleged that the incident might have been an act of provocation to compromise anti-LGBT activists. According to ...

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RUSSIA: Government Spies On LGBT Groups, Broadcasts Secret Recordings

J. Lester Feder reports at Buzzfeed: Russian officials bugged a private strategy meeting convened by Russian LGBT activists and four major international human rights organizations in October, an intensification of the campaign to clamp down on LGBT rights ahead of the Olympic games in Sochi. This surveillance was revealed on Nov. 12, when a state television channel broadcast audio from ...

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