||Russia labels LGBTQ+ group 'foreign agents'
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On Nov. 8, Russia declared the main group defending LGBTQ+ rights a "foreign agent" as part of a continuing crackdown on media outlets and rights groups, The Moscow Times reported.
The Russian LGBT Network, which was launched in 2006 and operates in several regions, was entered in the justice ministry's register of foreign agents, which already includes journalists, lawyers and activists.
In February, the group denounced the arrest of two Chechen men who were subsequently deported back to Chechnya.
In 2013, Russia introduced a law banning LGBTQ+ "propaganda" aimed at minors, which served as a pretext for banning Pride marches and the display of rainbow flags. Since 2020, the constitution specifies that marriage is a union between a man and a woman, effectively banning same-sex weddings.
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