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Putin Signs Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage in Russia

On Monday, April 5, 2021, Vladimir Putin formally banned same-sex marriage in Russia by signing a constitutional amendment. It has been reported that nearly 78% of Russians voted on the marriage equality ban. This troubling news can be traced back to the summer of 2020, when the country voted on[…]

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Chechnya’s Horrific ‘Gay Purge’: A 4-Year Timeline of Abduction, Torture and Murder

April 1, 2021, marks four years since the world at large was first made aware of Chechnya’s gay purge — atrocities committed against LGBTQ people within the Russian republic’s borders, a horrific, ongoing stratagem of abduction, detainment, torture and murder. Gradually rebuked by Western governments over the years as first-hand[…]

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Why the U.S. Election Matters for LGBTIQ People Far Beyond America’s Borders

Asserting a lot is at stake for the LGBTIQ community during the upcoming U.S election is an understatement, says OutRight Action International board member.

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The ‘James Dean of Ballet’ Was Dropped From ‘Swan Lake’ for a Homophobic Instagram Post

The Ukrainian ballet dancer posted a sexist, anti-LGBTQ rant, and thereafter had his Paris invite rescinded

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