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(user currently living in RUSSIAN FEDERATION) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers on 06/03/2012 tagged with adoption
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That's is what happen in my country. In my city.
Our government officially forbid us to be gay.

http://www.allout.org/en/actions/stpetersburg-dont-go/taf
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«Club women's unions» (user currently living in RUSSIAN FEDERATION) posted for lesbian readers on 25/01/2012 tagged with adoption, health
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Dear Colleagues, my name is Elena "Boatswain".
I am organizer of the lesbian club in Moscow. I am already 57 years old, I do not work, get a pension.
Since 2001 I am a volunteer and spend free meetings every week in our klubedlya everyone.
Our ÂŤClub women's unionsÂť is co-operation of independent women of non-traditional orientation wishing to live a healthy life,
develop their creative ability, make contribution to elimination of any form of discrimination based on gender role stereotypes in our society, to obtain equal rights and respect.
Our club "KSP" holds rallies for women in the woods, organizes a summer camp on Lake Seliger. In this camp there are lesbians
in many cities of Russia, and now come women from the USA, Germany and Sweden. Many publications about our club is on the Internet. http://lesbi.ru/tag/2108
For 10 years we have held festivals of female creativity, there participated bards, musicians, poets and writers in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities.
We are involved in human rights campaigns and events dedicated to the "Week Against Homophobia" in conjunction with the
organization "Rainbow Association" and concluded a cooperation agreement with the organization "Rakurs" (Arkhangelsk).
We bought ourselves benzonegenerator for gatherings in the woods, but still need a tent for the overall scene ( 350 $ ) and the boat to cross to the island ( 300 $ ).
Please, help -where we can get financial aid for our activities ? E-mail address: spele0log@km.ru
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