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Russian LGBTQ activist Yelena Grigorieva was found murdered in near her home in St. Petersburg last Saturday after anti-LGBTQ people put her personal information online. Eight stab wounds were found in her body, and investigators also found evidence that suggests she was strangled. Activist Dinar Idrisov wrote on Facebook that Grigorieva had received death threats online and that she had “been a victim of violence” and was “regularly threatened with murder.” She also said that her personal information was listed on...

A city council candidate in Florida has been posting homophobic messages on social media. Chico Cromartie is running in the primary to challenge St. Petersburg, Florida, City Council candidate Lisa Wheeler-Bowman in a non-partisan race. In Facebook posts that appear to have been deleted, Cromartie wrote about his hatred of gay people. “STOP PROMOTING HOMOSEXUALITY TO OUR CHILDREN,” one June post read, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “I hear you south St. Pete! Finally we have a leader who’s not afraid to...

Great “pride outfits” keep popping up all over social media. Part II of our series features more free people from around the world, in different cities and interpeting the rainbow pride theme in unique ways. These two lads (above) were at The Manila Pride March in Manila, The Philippines (above), the longest-running pride event in southeast Asia. Take a look at some of the outfits that people wore to prides, and don’t forget to check back at GayCities for the final...
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The demonstrators stood in solidarity with Chechnya's LGBT community. Armed with rainbow flags, signs and balloons, the demonstrators called on Western governments to provide asylum for LGBT Chechens. Though police routinely disrupt unauthorized LGBT rallies with violence and arrests, officials permitted the demonstration to go on as planned and it ended with no trouble from either side, according to 76 Crimes. Johnny Dzhibladze of Coming Out LGBT, Igor Kochetkov of the Russian LGBT Network, Alexey Sergeev of the Alliance of Straights and...
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Ten protestors were arrested and dragged into police vans Russian police rounded up LGBTI activists protesting the persecution of gay men in Chechnya. Activists staged a dramatic demonstration in St Petersburg, painting their faces with fake blood and pretending to be dead on the road. The activists also draped rainbow and Chechen flags over their bodies, reports the Independent. A group of ten protestors were arrested near the Anichkov Palace in the centre of Russia’s second biggest city. https://twitter.com/merr1k/status/858976425117921280?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gaystarnews.com%2Farticle%2Frussian-police-arrest-activists-st-petersburg-protesting-gay-concentration-camps-chechnya%2F Russian police in full riot gear...

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