Russia’s Supreme Court effectively bans LGBTQ2 activism in landmark ruling

Russia‘s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that LGBT activists should be designated as “extremists”, in a move that representatives of gay and transgender people fear will lead to arrests and prosecutions.

The presiding judge announced that he had endorsed a request from the justice ministry to ban what it called “the international LGBT social movement.”

— Reporting by Reuters in Moscow and Gabrielle Tetrault-Farber in Geneva; writing by Mark Trevelyan and Kevin Liffey

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