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LGBT rights in Russia
Russian LGBTQ activist is killed after being listed on gay-hunting website
All solutions here! International exhibition TransRussia is the largest exhibition for transport and logistics services, warehouse equipment and technologies in Russia. National exposition of Azerbaijan was presented for the first time. TransRussia exhibition was attended by 18, specialists of industrial and commercial enterprises, transport and logistics companies.
Transgender Woman In Russia Faces Hard Time In Men's Prison On Pornography Charge
Russia is widely regarded as one of the most homophobic nations in the Western world. Even as a toddler, I was acutely aware that I was a girl trapped in a male body. The Russian people have a very low tolerance for difference of any kind, which meant that I was bullied for being feminine all throughout my time at school.
Although same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults in private was decriminalized in ,  homosexuality is disapproved of by most Russians, and same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are ineligible for the legal protections available to opposite-sex couples. There are currently no separate laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in Russia. Transgender people are allowed to change their legal gender following sex reassignment surgery ; however, there are currently no laws prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression, and recent laws could discriminate against transgender residents. Homosexuality has been declassified as a mental illness since , and although gay and lesbian individuals are legally allowed to serve openly in the military, there is a de facto " Don't ask, don't tell " policy. Russia has long held strongly negative views regarding homosexuality, with recent polls indicating that a majority of Russians are against the acceptance of homosexuality and have shown support for laws discriminating against homosexuals.