Nov 28

New fund for lgbt Russian NGOs

Perovskiy District Court of Moscow dismissed the participant of Trans Coalition Jan Sitnikova to satisfy the request to invalidate the refusal of the registrar Perovsky registry office in Moscow in the state registration of name changes.

AIDS service organizations want to reach out to Russia Vladimir Putin virtually

A federal appeals court has ordered immigration officials to review their decision not to grant asylum to a gay man who said he was attacked for his sexual orientation in 2002 and 2003 in his native Russia and feared he would be persecuted if forced to return there.

Coffin covered with rainbow flag was symbol of “burying” the association agreement at anti EU demo by fascist group. Men were dressed as a worker, a miner, a medic, a farmer. Organizers claimed these sectors would suffer in case of signing the association. The costumed men carried a symbolic “coffin of European integration.”

Russia’s resort to blackmail and homophobia is a sign of imperial decline, says Russian editorialist “Ikhlov notes that 70 years ago, the Nazis used anti-Semitism as their last defense of opposition to Western democracy and that today, Moscow is shouting “gay, gay, gay” in much the same way. It didn’t have to be this way, he suggests. Russia could have made itself more attractive and even presented itself as having a special link with Ukraine.”

Ukraine crisis is big business vs the individual

And also younger generation vs older
“We are now witnessing a generational rift in Ukraine,” says Yaroslav Hrytsak, a Lviv-based historian. “Young Ukrainians resemble young Italians, Czech, Poles, or Germans more than they resemble Ukrainians who are 50 and older. This generation has a stronger desire for European integration and fewer regional divides than their seniors.”

Blog update by San Franciscan at film fest

Debunking Russian myths

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