Today Dzerzhinsky district court of Nizhniy Tagil overturned the decision of the magistrate, which found Elena Klimova guilty of “propaganda of homosexuality” and fined the creator of “Children-404”project 50 000 rubles (approximately 780 euro). 



On March 21, 2015, the first in the region community center “Volga” for LGBTQI and their friends was opened in Samara. It is a comfortable and welcoming space for meetings, seminars, trainings and other events. It is a place not only for LGBTQI community, but also for everyone, who need a space. 


On March 5 another one Russian LGBT organization was fined 300 000 rubles for refusing to accept the “foreign agent” label. The Center for social and psychological help and judicial aid for victims of discrimination and homophobia "Maximum" (collective member of the Russian LGBT Network) has been fined for carrying on their activities without registration as a foreign agent. 





Четвертый международный кинофестиваль «Бок о Бок» – это еще один шаг в создании открытого культурного пространства для развития диалога и поддержки искусства, которое обращается к ЛГБТ-темам. В Москве кинофестиваль «Бок о Бок» работает с 2012 года, мы провели уже 3 четырехдневных фестиваля и в течение года организуем регулярные специальные события с фильмами и обсуждениями. 


On December 15, 2014, the Ministry of Justice included Arkhangelsk regional non-governmental organization “Rakurs” (a collective member of the Russian LGBT Network) in the register of “foreign agents”.


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!