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Worried About LGBTI Russians? Worry About What Happens After They Flee

Our great supporter, Neil Grungras, an Executive Director of the only LGBT Resettlment organization in the world, ORAM INTERNATIONAL writes: “Those who are concerned for LGBTI Russians can show solidarity in the ways that Russian LGBTI activists themselves ask for it; help asylum seekers secure legal assistance with their applications; and offer financial, practical, and…

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LGBT Rights in Russia Is a Straight Issue

Ambassador András Simonyi on LGBT-fights issue in Russia: “The violation of LGBT rights, just like anti-Semitism, is the canary in the coal mine. When democracy fails, when authoritarianism kicks in and looks for a convenient scapegoat, especially in some parts of Europe, it is these two groups that are seriously threatened in countries with generally…

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Americans Strongly Disapprove Of Putin’s War On Gays, New Gallup Poll Finds

A new Gallup poll released yesterday finds significant negative changes in how Americans viewRussia, and Russian president Vladimir Putin, including especially his war on gays. Of those Americans who are aware of the Russian president’s new laws essentially criminalizing homosexuality, a staggering 69 percent do not approve. Only 13 percent do.   “More Americans view Russia as unfriendly…

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No More Fear Foundation formally approved and incorporated

We are pleased to announce that NO MORE FEAR FOUNDATION has been formally approved and incorporated in the State of New York as a not-for profit on August 19, 2013! We seek to provide assistance with crucial resettlement services to LGBT-asylees, including social and legal support, referrals to health care providers, language and vocational training, as well…

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Wentworth Miller comes out in protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws

Prison Break star declines invitation to festival over laws that mean ‘people are denied their right to live and love openly’ Actor and screenwriter Wentworth Miller today rejected an invitation to attend the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, citing Russia’s anti-LGBT laws. In a letter to the Festival’s Director, the ‘Prison Break’ star stated that…

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Will Kazakhstan follow Russia with anti-gay laws?

Kazakhstan parliament wants to follow in Russia’s footsteps and put through a bill banning homosexuality ‘propaganda’ in Kazakhstan, reports. MPs believe that Kazakhstan needs a law that would route out gay-clubs and ban LGBT community’s pride parades.

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