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62% of LGBT in Russia Faced Violence in 2014


The Russian LGBT Network summarized the results of the poll devoted to the violation of LGBT’ human rights in Russia. The survey showed that almost half of the respondents faced psychological violence in 2014.

62% of LGBT in Russia Faced Violence in 2014

The Russian LGBT Network summarized the results of the poll devoted to the violation of LGBT’ human rights in Russia. The survey showed that almost half of the respondents faced psychological violence in 2014.

The survey showed that in 2014, 47% of LGBT faced psychological violence, 15% - physical violence; 21% of respondents encountered violation of their rights related to personal data protection, 37% had difficulties with employment or with the employer because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. At the same time, only 7% of respondents stated that they are willing to report to the police if their rights are violated.

The survey also showed that this year more people than before know about the services of the Russian LGBT Network. Thus, 23% of respondents new about the hotline, 28% - about free psychological counselling and legal aid at the time surveyed.

PR manager of the Russian LGBT Network Svetlana Zakharova stated that “The survey shows that the so-called “propaganda law” adopted in 2013 negatively affected LGBT community in Russia. Moreover, over the years the research proves that the statements of some politicians that LGBT in Russia don’t face any discrimination are unfounded”.

Starting from 2007, the Russian LGBT Network conducts an annual anonymous survey devoted to the violation of human rights and discrimination based on SOGI. Every year 1000-3000 people participate. In 2014, the survey was conducted from the beginning of August until the end of September, 1092 people participated.

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