Setback for equal rights

Rally against the homophobic law, Photo: Coming out

Rally against the homophobic law, Photo: Coming out

The local parliament in St. Petersburg has voted for a law prohibiting “propaganda” for homosexuality. As we have reported earlier, similar laws have previously been introduced in Ryazan and Arkhangelsk.

St. Petersburg has been known for a more tolerant attitude towards the LGBT community. Civil Rights Defenders has over the years arranged a LGBT conference with some 100 participants and seen our partner became the first registered LGBT organisation in the country.

Since then, we have arranged Queer Culture Festivals and other events in Russia. The new law is a setback in the work for LGBT people’s rights.

Categories: News.
Tags: LGBT, Ninke Liebert, and St Petersburg.
Regions: Russia.