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Activists Find Clever Way Around Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws at World Cup

Official ball of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Adidas Krasava and a calendar with the symbols of the World Cup 2018.

  Russia’s anti-gay laws prohibit anything someone might deem “gay propaganda,” and specifically they include a ban on the rainbow flag, the symbol of the LGBT movement since it was designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker and stitched together by 30 San Francisco LGBT activists. The ban is part of a 2013 expansion of a […]

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Russian Police Detain LGBT Rights Activists in St. Petersburg

A group of protesters marching in Berlin against anti-gay laws in Russia. Demonstrators carry signs featuring images of President Putin with colors added to make it appear he is wearing make up.

Russian police in St. Petersburg have briefly detained several LGBT activists who held pickets in defense of equal rights on a Russian military holiday. Police earlier this month arrested Yuri Gavrikov, who was the leader of the LGBT rights group, as he left his home to picket in front of the renowned Hermitage Museum. Police […]

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