On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.More
Home / Campaigns / Stop Crackdown Lgbt Russians

Latest News and Press Releases

August 07, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program When we called on the U.S. government to press Russia on anti-homosexuality law, we weren’t expecting the signal to be transmitted from the “...
August 05, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program Lady Gaga’s Twitter account is beaming messages to Russia, like this one: “Sending bravery to LGBTs in Russia. The rise in government abuse is...
August 02, 2013
New York City – Human  Rights First calls on the U.S. State Department to demand a clear answer from Russia about its planned treatment of gay athletes and spectators at the upcoming Winter...
July 31, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program Today a spokesman for a Russian deputy prime minister told the International Olympic Committee that a controversial law will be “suspended” for...
July 23, 2013
New York City — The arrest of four foreign tourists accused of propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations in the Russian city of Murmansk is a sign of things to come, says Human Rights First...
June 10, 2013
Less than a month after the murder of Vladislav Tornovoi in Volgograd, a second gay man has been murdered in Russia. On May, 29th, three men allegedly stomped and stabbed to death an unnamed 39-year...
May 14, 2013
Late in the evening of May 9th, Vladislav Tornovoi became the latest victim of homophobic violence in Russia. Discovered in a courtyard in Volgograd, Tornovoi had been beaten to death and...

Pages

Resources

Opinions | August 05, 2014
An opinion piece by Human Rights First's Shawn Gaylord. “It's normal that you were beaten because Russian people hate fags.” “We should take you to the streets and stone you to death — how many...
Opinions | May 08, 2014
By Sonni Efron As Europe marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the war that destroyed Old Europe, far-right parties are gaining ground across New Europe. Most of the far-...
Factsheet | February 27, 2014
The international LGBT community has watched in horror as Russia’s brand of discriminatory propaganda legislation has taken root outside its borders. The flagship piece of that legislation, the...
Report | November 26, 2013
In 2004, State Duma parliamentarian Alexander Chuev reintroduced a bill to ban “homosexual propaganda.” On the same day, the Duma received a statement opposing the bill. It was sent by the Prime...

Our Experts

Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights