Seminar: Propaganda laws strangles gay activism

Alexandra Semenova

Alexandra Semenova

A new law prohibiting ”propaganda” for homosexuality was recently passed in St Petersburg’s local parliament. Similar laws have already been passed in Ryazan, Arkhangelsk and Kostroma, and there is a ongoing discussion about introducing propaganda laws on a federal level. These laws constitute a big step backwards in the work for LGBT rights. What can we do in Sweden to influence this negative development?

Our partners: Anastasia Smirnova, from the Russian LGBT Network, and Alexandra Semenova (picture) from Coming Out, talks about how the laws came about and how they affect the work for human rights.

The seminar is led by Cecilia Rosing, Programme Officer for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Civil Rights Defenders.

Date: Friday May 25
Time: 9.00 – 10.00 ((coffee/tea and sandwiches served from 16:30)
Location: Stora Nygatan 26, Stockholm

Sign up via, no later than May 24.

The seminar is held in English.

We have collaborated with Coming Out and the Russian LGBT Network for years. Together we have organised Queer Culture Festivals and contributed to the registration of Russia’s first LGBT-organisation.

This seminar is part of our series One Hour of Human Rights, visit our Bambuser channel to view broadcast.

Categories: Events and Uncategorized.
Tags: Coming Out, LGBT, and Russian LGBT Network.
Regions: Russia and Sweden.