Russian LGBT Network is an interregional, non-governmental human rights organization that promotes equal rights and respect for human dignity, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity in Russia.
It was founded in April 2006. In October 2008, the All-Russian Conference of civic organizations in support of the LGBT movement was held in Moscow. During this conference, the network transformed into an interregional public movement. Currently, Russian LGBT Network has regional divisions in 14 regions of the Russian Federation.
Their goals are:
- To get the state to acknowledge and obey a set of basic rights and freedoms essential for the protection of the human dignity of LGBT people and further work on human rights in Russia.
- To enhance the visibility of the community, boost its potential, ensure its protection, and engage it in various forms of civic activity.
- To raise awareness of the dangers associated with homophobia and transphobia, and create an understanding that these are types of xenophobia and should not be socially accepted.
Recently a report said the situation of LGBT people and rights in Russia worsens.
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