Post Tagged with: "russia"

German president won’t visit Sochi Olypics

German president won’t visit Sochi Olypics

German president Joachim Gauck will not visit the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. As magazine “Der Spiegel” reports, his office already told russian officials of this decision in the last week. According to the report, human rights abuses and the repression of the opposition in Russia were his reasons, with “Der Spiegel” mentioning the recent anti-gay laws in Russia. But the magazine gives no direct quote from Gauck – and his […]

German activist speaks out against Yelena Mizulina

German activist speaks out against Yelena Mizulina

Wanja Kilber, a gay activist from german-russian LGBT group Quarteera, has used a speech from Yelena Mizulina in Leipzig last Saturday to protest her homophobic stance. Kilber went to the stage – with artificial blood on his hands and a rainbow flag – and shouted in Russian and German: “Mizulina has the blood of young gays, lesbians and transsexuals on her hands”. He was then removed by security, whilst the […]

Author of “gay propaganda” law to speak in Germany

Author of “gay propaganda” law to speak in Germany

Yelena Mizulina, author of the nationwide law against “gay propaganda” in Russia, is set to join other anti-gay campaigners from Russia and France at a conference in Leipzig, Germany this Saturday. The Conference, titled “For the Future of the Family”, is organized by right-wing conspiracy magazine Compact in cooperation with the french-russian think tank Institut de la DĂ©mocratie et de la CoopĂ©ration based in Moscow, Paris and New York. It […]

Photos: Gay pride in miniature format

Photos: Gay pride in miniature format

Germany’s obsession with model railways has led to a spectacular exhibition on LGBT rights. German artist Detlef Lehmann created six scenarios featuring gay prides on a 1:87 scale. It all starts in New York with the Stonewall riots.

Berlin: Thousands protest russian anti-gay law

Berlin: Thousands protest russian anti-gay law

Over 5.000 protesters marched through the streets of Berlin on Saturday demanding an end to the russian law that bans gay “propaganda”. Protesters walked several kilometres through Berlin city centre to the Russian embassy, where speeches were held. The protest titled “Enough is enough” was organized by a group of friends and found huge support from Berlin’s gay scene and politicians. It was the biggest LGBT protest outside pride festivities […]

Ben & Jerry’s opposes anti-gay russian law

Ben & Jerry’s opposes anti-gay russian law

On its German facebook site, ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has taken a stance against the Russian law against gay “propaganda”. Moscow is threatening every person that discusses gay issues in public with fines or, in case of foreigners, with arrest and deportation. The Vermont-based company which has been owned by the multinational Unilever corporation since 2006 published a picture with a cow that holds a protest sign with […]

Video: Berlin drag queen sews up her mouth in protest of Russian anti-gay laws

Video: Berlin drag queen sews up her mouth in protest of Russian anti-gay laws

A drag queen based in the German capital of Berlin has been sewing up her mouth publicly as a form of protest against anti-gay legislation in Russia. Barbie Breakout has published a video of this hurtful protest on YouTube. In the 90-second film made for different languages, an offscreen voice slams Russian president Vladimir Putin for signing the law against homosexual “propaganda”. It concludes: “Don’t let them take your voice. […]

Photos: Anti-Putin protests at gay prides in Germany

Photos: Anti-Putin protests at gay prides in Germany

The laws against so called homosexual propaganda in Russia have stirred worldwide protests. Participants in gay prides all over Germany showed their support with russian LGBT. Some photos. Cologne Pride