Advice for LGBTI Russians and their families who need to flee for safety

Published: February 11, 2014

 ORAM and its allies continue to monitor the crisis in Russia, where LGBTI individuals struggle against oppressive laws and the threat of worse to come, including a bill to forcibly remove children from gay and lesbian parents that seems likely resurface in the State Duma (Parliament) after the Sochi Olympics.

 
When the furor over Russia’s new anti-gay law hit the news worldwide, Neil Grungras published a piece in Huffington Post’s Gay Voices blog saying, "When I hear about legislation like Russia’s, my thoughts go not to dumping vodka but to innocent people… who are forced to flee for safety, often for their lives."
 
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ORAM has now published a guide for the increasing number of Russian LGBTI people who fear for their safety and the safety of their families. It outlines various options for leaving Russia for short or extended periods, and highlights important considerations for people who decide or are forced to leave Russia permanently.
 
On November 25th, ORAM published the first version of a guide for the increasing number of Russian LGBTI people who fear for their safety and the safety of their families. It outlines various options for leaving Russia for short or extended periods, and highlights important considerations for people who decide or are forced to leave Russia permanently.
 
The Migration and Travel Information for Russian LGBTI Individuals and Families Guide has been updated for 2014 and is available for download here. This final version is being translated into Russian by volunteers. To be notified when the Russian version is ready, please send an email to  info@oraminternational.org with your name, email address, and country.
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