“Coming Out” is launching a World Cup Hotline
The World Cup is coming soon. Although Russia promises to demonstrate a high level of tolerance and security, foreign football organizations warn LGBT fans that there are no laws in Russia that would protect them against potential manifestations of intolerance. No matter how tense the situation might be, "Coming Out" will try to ensure the safety of LGBT people in St. Petersburg for both residents and tourists. During the Championship our lawyers and psychologists will be ready to help if necessary. If you need help, please call the hotline: + 7 953 170 97 71, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IDAHOT rally in St. Petersburg takes place despite bans
“Coming Out” LGBT* group organized its anniversary 10th IDAHOT rally in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Instruction leaflet "How not to fall victim of a "fake date" extortion"
Instruction leaflet from coming out lgbt group lawyers "How not to fall victim of a "fake date" extortion.
IDAHOT-2017 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Stay with us, our rally begins on May 17th at 7 p.m. àt Marsovo pole, center of Saint Petersburg.
300 LGBT celebrated IDAHOT under open St.Petersburg skies
Today, the unexpected happened! Over 300 LGBT people and allies celebrated the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on Marsovo pole, the picturesque field in the center of Saint Petersburg; unimpeded, and under police protection. This became the first successful LGBT public rally since at least the beginning of 2016, when the situation with freedom of assembly for LGBT people sharply deteriorated.
IFED Celebration Saint-Petersburg 2017, Russia
Soon in lots of countries of the world the IFED will be celebrated (International Family Equality Day).
"Coming Out" Took Back Marsovo Pole
The action completed successfully. We wanted to test the response of the police, whether they would act within the law. There were no detentions. Such a result is important not only for LGBT activists, but for all citizens of the city.
Dear partners, colleagues, friends! “Coming Out” LGBT group would like to wish you happy upcoming holidays - Christmas and New Year!
Freedom of assembly in St. Petersburg is game of cat and mouse
As opposed to the previous two years, this year, the situation with freedom of assembly sharply deteriorated in St. Petersburg, Russia. Marsovo Pole, the “Hyde Park” of St. Petersburg, is supposed to be the place where public rallies can be organized. All one needs to do is notify the administration. But in reality, the administration is using all possible loopholes to violate activists rights to freedom of assembly in a game of "cat and mouse".
St. Petersburg celebrates International day against homophobia and transphobia
Today, May 17, 2016, rainbow balloons were released into the air above St. Isaac’s Cathedral to celebrate the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia in St. Petersburg, Russia.