[2020] The impact of COVID-19 on the human rights of LGBT people in Russia

We have prepared a report about the impact of COVID-19 on the human rights of LGBT people in Russia for The UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (IE-SOGI).  
Unfortunately, all we could say is that in the pandemic period the social vulnerability of LGBT people have been only increasing. LGBT people are not being supported by Russian State at all, and their needs are ignored by the government. This situation is a consequence of a long-lasting State policy of pressure and efforts to make LGBT people invisible.
While the state is inactive and ignores LGBT people's needs, the only support for them are the civil society, nonprofit organizations and initiative groups, that do as much as they can for LGBT-community in Russia, providing for LGBT people’s basic needs and trying to improve their situation in general.

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