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Prejudice against homosexuality in russia

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Although same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults in private was decriminalized in[1] homosexuals are viewed with contempt by most Russians, and same-sex couples and households headed by same-sex couples are ineligible for the legal protections available to opposite-sex couples.

There are currently no laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in Russia.

Transgender people are allowed to change their legal gender following sex reassignment surgeryhowever, there are currently no laws prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity or expression and recent laws could discriminate against transgender residents.

Homosexuality has been declassified as a mental illness since and although gays and lesbians are legally allowed to serve openly in the military, there is a de facto " Don't ask, don't tell " policy. Russia has been viewed as being socially Prejudice against homosexuality in russia regarding homosexuality, with recent polls indicating that a majority of Russians are against the acceptance of homosexuality and have shown support for laws discriminating against homosexuals.

However, there has been a historic resistance to gay pride parades by local governments; despite being fined by the European Court of Human Rights in Prejudice against homosexuality in russia interpreting it as discrimination, the city of Moscow denied individual requests for permission to hold Moscow Pride throughciting a risk of violence against participants.

Sincenumerous regions in Russia have enacted varying laws restricting the distribution of materials promoting LGBT relationships to minors; in Junea federal law criminalizing the distribution of materials among minors in support of non-traditional sexual relationships, was enacted as an amendment to an existing child protection law.

Anti-gay sentiment in Russia: Public opinion in Russia tends to be hostile toward homosexuality and the level of intolerance has been rising. Restrictive legislation in Russia: InRussia amended its federal law on the protection of children from information harmful to their health and development. The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information and Mass Media issued guidelines explaining that this can include the positive portrayal or approval of people with 'non-traditional sexual relations' — namely LGBT people.

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Prejudice against homosexuality in russia Child has expressed concern that, although intended to protect children, the law 'encourages the stigmatization of and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex LGBTI persons, including children, and children from LGBTI families'.