Even though Russia decriminalised homosexuality in 1993, it remains a deeply homophobic society. Photo: Reuters

Murder, ‘gay hunters’ strike terror in Russia's LGBT community

  • Even though Russia decriminalised homosexuality in 1993, it remains a deeply homophobic society
  • A rise in violence against gays has been seen in Russia since 2013, when the country passed a law banning gay ‘propaganda’ among minors
Topic |   Russia

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Even though Russia decriminalised homosexuality in 1993, it remains a deeply homophobic society. Photo: Reuters
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Dozens of demonstrators have held solo pickets in St. Petersburg to commemorate a political and LGBT rights activist who was killed over the weekend. Photo: AP

Russian activist brutally stabbed after Saw-inspired website promoted gay hunting ‘game’

  • Body of LGBTQ rights activist Yelena Grigorieva found near her home in St Petersburg with eight stab wounds and signs she’d been strangled
  • The grisly attack is the latest in a spate of violence and threats against the gay community in Russia
Topic |   Russia

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Dozens of demonstrators have held solo pickets in St. Petersburg to commemorate a political and LGBT rights activist who was killed over the weekend. Photo: AP
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