• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✖ Single only
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    Unknown
  • Housing Discrimination
    Unknown
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Unknown

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Russia ranks #25 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(74%) No
Yes (16%)

By The Numbers

51%
of Russians would not want a homosexual neighbor
16%
of Russians believe homosexuals should be isolated from society
5%
believe homosexuals should be physically destroyed
38%
of Russians would not want a homosexual neighbor

History

Homosexual activity in Russia

?
Current status
(since 1993)
Legal
Homosexual activity is legal in Russia, however, "anti-gay sentiments remain high."

On June 29, 2013, Russia was criticized internationally after a law passed that banned "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations."

Same-sex marriage in Russia

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Current status
(since Dec 29, 1995)
Not legal
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Right to change legal gender in Russia

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Current status
(since Nov 15, 1997)
Legal, but requires surgery
Transgender people are able to change their gender on identification documents after being issued a document from a health institution confirming the surgical requirements.
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Same-sex adoption in Russia

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Current status
(since Dec 29, 1995)
Single only
Adoption is being regulated by the Civil Procedure Code of Russia (Chapter 29); Family Code of Russia (Chapter 19); Federal Law On Acts of Civil Status (Chapter V). None of these documents contain any direct restriction or ban for homosexual people to ado
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LGBT discrimination in Russia

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Current status
(since Jul 29, 2013)
No protections
Signed into law by President Vladimir Putin, the law on “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors” criminalizes public expression of support for nontraditional relationships.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Russia

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Current status
Unknown

LGBT housing discrimination in Russia

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Current status
Unknown

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Russia

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Current status
(since Jul 1, 2003)
Legal
Major-General of Medical Service Valery Kulikov stated that "the new statute about military and medical expertise from July 1, 2003 does not forbid people of non-standard sexual orientation from serving in the military." Also, in February of 2010, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin stated in an interview that gays are not banned from serving in the Russian armed forces.
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Equal age of consent in Russia

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1997)
Equal
The age of consent in Russia is 16 for both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Russia

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Current status
(since Apr 16, 2008)
Legal
In 2008, Russia repealed its ban against gay people donating blood. The law was signed in effect on April 16, 2008 by Tatyana Golikova, the minister of Russia's Health and Social Development department.
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Sep 14, 2001–Apr 16, 2008
Banned (indefinite deferral)
On September 14, 2001, the Russian Ministry of Health announced that men who have sex with men would be considered part of the "HIV high-risk groups," along with prostitutes and drug addicts.
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Conversion therapy in Russia

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Current status
Unknown



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