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What's Russian for "homosexual propaganda"?
In a near unanimous vote on Wednesday, the St. Petersburg city parliament passed the first draft of a law that would ban what the Russian press has labeled "homosexual propaganda."
St. Petersburg Gay Parents: Milonov's Law pushing children to suicide
"We are in the twenty-first century now and we have international scientific organizations providing unambiguous explanation of the phenomena under discussion.... I was offended when my son was equated to a pedophile by the law, homosexuality - is a kind of a norm, and pedophilia - is a disease."
"Rainbow association" has little sympathy for gays
Pavel Samburov, the "Chief of the Arts" at the Rainbow Association, has told the Gay.ru about his informal group of gay activists, who are the core of the weak queer community of the Russian capital.
Elena Botsman: I am not afraid that everything will come to an end for already a long time
Elena Botsman - this name is so long known in the community that it can be compared only with the names of Debryanskaya and Gusyatinskaya. And today her club is the destination for hundreds of girls and women from Moscow and the province...
The Word Order
Although the majority of internet-users agree that " Livejournal" has faded away, Russian users are still reading and enjoying it. We have chosen the most interesting blogs and asked their authors to tell about their online diaries.
It is natural to dance
More and more people go to pair dance studios to learn skills of tango, salsa, hustle dances. Very often this move totally changes their lives. But where to go to learn dancing for two ladies? Well, Moscow has a place to go - it is "3dance studio" - the first dance school for special girls, as we are. Its organizers - Las and Dem tell to the "Pinx" paper how they have managed it.
Petersburg is responsible for...
Same-sex marriage will never be a reality in Russia, assure sociologists from Saint-Petersburg. But one should not seek the cause of this in vague hindrances of the conservative Russian society.
Carrying One’s Cross
Only one week ago, Arseny turned 35. He is medium height, with an unathletic figure, he has thick, wavy hair, so he wears it very short. He has deep-set grey eyes, a small nose, thin lips and a chin that resembles someone who is strong-willed.
Kiev’s "Queer Week": We didn’t invite journalist, we worked for the community
The conclusion of Spring brought to Kiev a repeat of the festival "Queer Week." Through the use of art techniques, the group wanted to illustrate the wide differences that exist in our society.
The Russian LGBT Network pronounces 2009 to be memorial year for the gay and lesbian victims of political repressions
75 years ago, the Soviet system began political repressions against gays and lesbians.
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