Samara Social LGBT Movement “AVERS” (Avers) joined the Russian LGBT Network as a collective member. The decision was taken on September 5, 2014.  


On September 5-7, a meeting of the Interregional Coordination Council (ICC) of the Russian LGBT Network took place in Moscow. Among other things, the results of the work in 2014 were summed up: in 2014, activists of the Russian LGBT Network organized 165 events devoted to the work with LGBT community and with the wider population to inform people about the problems of lesbians, gays and bisexual and transgender people in Russia. 


This summer the St. Petersburg project StopHate founded in the beginning of 2014 became the eighth Collective member of the Russian LGBT Network. The affiliation decision was made in June.



KISS OFF! is a global initiative created by multimedia artist Danielle 'DMo' Oke of the creative hub DMoArtWorlds. During the week of June 28 to July 4, 2014 people around the world are encouraged to share a photo or vine video of a same-sex kiss in the name of love, equality and human rights. It is a creative way to challenge societal homophobia and bring awareness to the persecutions people face because of their sexual orientation and identity. Let's use art to educate and unite!


The first Russian Open LGBT Games were held in Moscow from the 26th of February to the 2nd of March. In this event, organized by the federation of LGBT-Sports with the support of the coalition of the Russian LGBT Organizations, 330 athletes from eleven countries participated. From the very first day, organizers and participants were faced with attempts to disrupt the Games. Pressure was administered with the involvement of police forces, the Federal Migration Service and Moscow authorities.


Russian authorities' decision on possible military intervention in Ukraine is still not supported by any convincing evidence of the existence of serious threats to the Russian Federation or to the civilian population of Ukraine, which would require serious measures such as bringing of troops to the territory of a sovereign state. This decision caused a threat of an aggressive war.