Russia’s official policy and attitude towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people has fallen down a slippery slope. Violence and hatred against gay people is embraced and even celebrated. Organisations like Gayrussia.eu – the organisers of the latest ill-fated gay pride parade in Moscow – are stopped in their tracks, harassed by police and opposed by politicians. The Russian propaganda machine is working at full power to spin its public opinion, under close scrutiny of the western world. The Olympics are on their way, but its ideals are nowhere near to be found in this year’s hosting country.
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“Video recordings of bullying and tortures are freely distributed on the Internet in order to out LGBT teens to their respective schools, parents and friends. Many victims were driven to suicides, the rest are deeply traumatized,” said Spectrum Human Rights Alliance (SHRA), an LGBT rights group that focuses on Eastern Europe.
“These self-proclaimed ‘crime fighters’ perform their actions under the broad day light, often outside and clearly visible to general public that indifferently passes by or even commend them.”