[2021] Report on the situation of the LGBT* people in Saint Petersburg in 2020

This report is the result of the research carried out by Coming Out LGBT initiative groups monitoring program in 2020. We collect data on cases of discrimination and violence on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression to show the current situation with LGBT* rights in Russia.


Demographic Portrait of Survey Participants
Level of Openness and the Social Circles of Respondents
 Risks and Self-restrictions 
Economic Situation of LGBT* People
 Income Level
 Structure of Earnings
 Attitudes Towards Sex Work
 Situation in the Spheres of Labor and Education
Health of LGBT* People
 Discrimination in the Healthcare services
 Substance Use
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 Hate-motivated Physical Abuse and Assault
 Threats and Threatening Behavior
 Sexual Violence
 Property Damage and Theft
 Domestic Violence
 Set-up Dates and Blackmail
Interactions with Law Enforcement Authorities
Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on LGBT* Communities