Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Download the full report in English. Download the appendix of the report in English. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT youth in Russia face formidable barriers to enjoying their fundamental rights to dignity, health, education, information, and association. The law has also had a stifling effect on access to affirming education and support services, with harmful consequences for LGBT youth.
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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 conservative 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.
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Home Destinations Europe Russia. For the video of this song, the two band members, Lena Katina and Julia Volkova, were running around in the rain dressed in schoolgirl outfits and kissing, making out in the rain. Obviously the band were quite successfully! But despite this, the very fact that such a public homosexual image was being shown and accepted across Russian society in the early s speaks volumes about attitudes to LGBTQ in Russian society….