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University’s LGBT Student Group Provides Support System

  Patrick’s knees were shaking as he marched with his university in the Pride Parade in the Philippine capital, Manila. “It’s a big step for me,” he said. “To accept my sexuality and to come out of the closet.”…
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Despite Russia’s January cold, hundreds of people packed the central square in Voronezh, an eight hour drive south of Moscow, for the planned LGBT rights protest. When Andrey Nasonov arrived, he saw a bus of riot police and several police cars, and…
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Drop Administrative Charges and Ensure The Right To Freedom of Assembly

July 10, 2013 Update On July 10, 2013 the Dzerzhinsky District Court of Saint Petersburg dropped administrative charges against several of the demonstrators detained on June 29. Charges against Yuri Gavrikov, the head of the LGBT organization “Equality,"…
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The President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Boris Tadic People's Office of the President Masarikova 5/VI 11000 Belgrade Serbia Via Fax +381 11 3620 676 Dear Mr. President, I write to you to express concern that persistent homophobia in Serbian…
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The Vice Prime Minister for European Integration Mr. Bozidar Delic Republic of Serbia Dear Vice Prime-Minister Delic, I write you on behalf of Human Rights Watch. An international nongovernmental organization based in New York with offices around the…
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HRW Letter to Mayor Luzhkov

On behalf of Human Rights Watch, I write to urge a full investigation into violent protests against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people who were attempting to gather in two nightclubs over the weekend of May 1. On behalf of Human Rights…
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Letter from Human Rights Watch to Mayor Yuri Luzhkov

On behalf of Human Rights Watch, I write to protest your threat to ban Russia’s first gay pride parade, scheduled to be held in Moscow on May 27, 2006. Prohibiting this parade would constitute an unacceptable and discriminatory interference with the…
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