LGBT activist VS deputy Milonov's assistant: two petitions filed to the law enforcement agencies
An activist filed two petitions for administrative charges to be brought against Anatoly Artyukh for his actions during a picketing protest that had been organized by supporters of the LGBT on April 17, 2015 on the "Day of Silence". The administrative charges against deputy Milonov's assistant and the leader of Narodniy Sobor ("People's Council") can be brought on the grounds of "obstruction of organising and holding meetings" and "discrimination".
Video about LGBT in Russia watched in 73 countries
"We can break the silence" was the key message of the video by "Coming Out", launched on the International Day of Silence on 17th April 2015. During the 4 days it was viewed by 5000 internet users from 73 countries, with the majority of the audience being in Russia.
“Coming Out” LGBT Group: Break the Silence!
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The UN committee recommendations may help form new judicial practice on homophobic crimes in Russia
For the first time, the UN Human Rights Committee recommended Russia to take into account the hate motive in investigations of crimes committed against LGBT.
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.
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.
Youth Exchange. Hamburg - St. Petersburg.
"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.
Coming Out has been nominated for a European Diversity Award 2014
Amnesty International Luxembourg. Solidarity action for Coming Out.