Russia

Despite harassment, St. Petersburg QueerFest closes on high note

Despite the extreme pressures on the festival from right extremists, the police, and the cancellation of venues, the sixth annual QueerFest ended on a high note of success.

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Snapshots: #BiWeek, remembering Tyler Clementi, & more

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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PHOTOS: St. Petersburg QueerFest faces venue closures and harassment. Carries on.

“QueerFest”, the queer pride event of Russia, opened in St. Petersburg with a bang. Over 160 people made it, despite the last minute change of venues, attacks by provocateurs, and insults by Russian anti-LGBT activists.

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Russian LGBT community continues to hold QueerFest, despite anti-propaganda law

The recently cancelled-but-still-held-anyway World Congress of Families is not the only LGBT-related event happening in Russia. The Russian LGBT community is continuing to gather, including at the 2014 International Queer Festival, or QueerFest.

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International athletes speak about LGBT advocacy through sport at the Gay Games

The Gay Games are kicking off with an estimated 8,000 athletes representing over 50 countries and 48 US states. A number of participants are coming from countries where being LGBT is difficult, if not outright illegal.

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July 29, 2014

Russian court finds "Coming Out" LGBT organization to be a "foreign agent"

A Russian judge stated that the LGBT organization, “Coming Out,” violated the right of “persons with traditional sexual orientation".

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Pop sensation Demi Lovato shows her pride #loveislovato

Pop sensation Demi Lovato's new music video for "Really Don't Care," released last week, is the ultimate display of support and love for the LGBT community.

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June 27, 2014

Resist to Exist: Support the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in Russia

The Side by Side LGBT Film Festival launched a fundraising campaign to further promote LGBT and human rights in Russia. Through the Resist to Exist initiative, individuals from around the world have the opportunity to help create change in a country where being LGBT is forbidden and dangerous.

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