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“Coming Out” is a regional nonprofit St. Petersburg organization. We work for universal recognition of human dignity and equal rights of all regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity through advocacy, informational and cultural events, and providing psychological and legal services to LGBT. We base our work on the principles of openness, visibility and nonviolence.

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14.01.2015

On Jan. 12, “Coming Out” LGBT group filed a lawsuit to the Kirovsky District Court of St. Petersburg on behalf of the teacher who was fired from her teaching position in the end of last year.

The lawsuit demands to reinstate the teacher at school, to pay the wages lost due to the forced absence, and to compensate her for emotional damages. It claims that the dismissal was unwarranted and illegal, and, being motivated by discrimination, caused the young woman serious anguish. A multitude of honorary diplomas and awards for her achievements in teaching are attached.

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29.10.2014

A LESBIAN COUPLE DEMAND THAT ST. PETERSBURG POLICE FIND THEIR ATTACKERS

On October 28, “Coming Out” LGBT Group sent a letter concerning homophobic attack on a lesbian couple a week ago, was sent to the St. Petersburg Ombudsman. The activists asked to ensure a comprehensive investigation of the incident. Besides, the survivors themselves complained about the inaction of the police to the District Prosecutor’s office.

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19.08.2014

Youth Exchange. Hamburg - St. Petersburg.

From July 28 to August 3, 2014 volunteers of ComingOut and SideBySide cinema festival made a trip to Hamburg in frames of youth exchange between St. Petersburg and Hamburg. As in previous years this week in Germany was filled with activities: visits to volunteer organizations, discussions with local LGBT community, meetings with city politicians and citizens who are interested in life of young people of Russia today. 

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12.08.2014

"Coming Out" Files Complaint to ECHR against Homohobic Hate Crime

On August 11, “Coming Out” lawyers filed a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights against the homophobic attack on an activist during the International Day against Homophobia “Rainbow Flashmob” rally of May 2012.

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08.08.2014

Coming Out has been nominated for a European Diversity Award 2014

Coming Out has been nominated for a European Diversity Award 2014. Google calls this award «award that recognises those whose work is changing the lives of millions of diverse individuals across Europe».

We believe that this nomination is achievement of all those who contribute to the protection of the rights of LGBT people in St. Petersburg and Russia.

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