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Male State: Russian court bans ‘extremist’ group for anti-women and anti-gay movement

A Russian court banned an “extremist” a social media movement called Male State, for inciting hatred of women and gay people. Last week YouTube and the messaging service Telegram blocked access to channels run by Male State’s founder, Vladislav Pozdnyakov. The group, set up in 2016, has attracted thousands of followers. They initially organised on […]

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Polish regions scrap anti-LGBT resolution after European Union threatened to pull funding

Three Polish regions voted to scrap resolutions that declared them free of “LGBT ideology”. It comes after the European Commission threatened to pull funding. The resolutions were first passed in 2019, with local authorities viewing campaigns for gay rights as an attack on “traditional”, Catholic values. Almost 100 other regions passed similar anti-LGBT resolutions that […]

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Hungarian parliament passes anti-LGBT laws ahead of 2022 elections

The Hungarian parliament passed anti-LGBT legislature on Tuesday ahead of 2022 elections. The law bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change. It received strong criticism from human rights groups and opposition parties. Hardline nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who faces an election next year, has grown increasingly radical […]