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RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
Gay or lesbian able to serve in the armed forces: Yes

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Traveled to UNITED STATES with a partner? Did your hotel or guesthouse react to your sexual orientation?

The majority of people visiting this site have said It was not an issue at the hotel

I stayed at a gay or lesbian hotel (8%) It was not an issue at the hotel (91%) I felt uncomfortable at my hotel (0 %) I was refused accommodation because of my sexual orientation (0 %)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in RUSSIAN FEDERATION...
c (user currently living in BELARUS) posted for gay readers on 14/08/2013
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I have a request concerning your support during the Olympic games in Russia while the new Gay-law is active.
I am an active athlete who will be joining the Olympic games, but i´d like to stay anonymous, due to the risks I may have while being in Russia otherwise.

It was refused to boycott the Olympic games, but I still believe that we should not stand still , but mark a sign for tolerance.
Since its forbidden to show the rainbow flag, I had an idea how we could still show our sign for freedom of speech and tolerance.Mmy appeal to all western-athletes:

Wear Shirts with rainbow colours, or while arriving in the stadium for the opening ceremony: wear suits in colours, that next to each other combine the gay-flag colour:
Red suit, next to orange, next to yellow, next to green, next to light blue, next to dark blue
This could be our peaceful sign for tolerance, without boycotting, without violating the law, and without hurting anyone.

It would be amazing to viral-spread this idea on the internet with your help and have all sports-fans …all fans of “freedom”…and all athletes to join this idea, of spreading peace and freedom while we are in a country that doesn’t share this freedeom

Best
C.
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c (user currently living in BELARUS) posted for gay readers on 14/08/2013
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I have a request concerning your support during the Olympic games in Russia while the new Gay-law is active.
I am an active athlete who will be joining the Olympic games, but i´d like to stay anonymous, due to the risks I may have while being in Russia otherwise.

It was refused to boycott the Olympic games, but I still believe that we should not stand still , but mark a sign for tolerance.
Since its forbidden to show the rainbow flag, I had an idea how we could still show our sign for freedom of speech and tolerance.Mmy appeal to all western-athletes:

Wear Shirts with rainbow colours, or while arriving in the stadium for the opening ceremony: wear suits in colours, that next to each other combine the gay-flag colour:
Red suit, next to orange, next to yellow, next to green, next to light blue, next to dark blue
This could be our peaceful sign for tolerance, without boycotting, without violating the law, and without hurting anyone.

It would be amazing to viral-spread this idea on the internet with your help and have all sports-fans …all fans of “freedom”…and all athletes to join this idea, of spreading peace and freedom while we are in a country that doesn’t share this freedeom

Best
C.
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Manu (user currently living in MONTSERRAT) posted for readers on 10/10/2013
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