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.


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.



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 Prosecutors office.


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. 


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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