Russia

Russia: A horror-themed website told readers to ‘hunt’ gay people. Then an activist was stabbed to death.

The frightening Russian website promoted it as a “game” — identify gay people, upload their photos and information to a database and then proceed to hunt them down and torture them, as in the gruesome “Saw” movies that inspired the site’s name.

Russia: How The Soviet Union Tried to 'Cure' My Homosexuality

Don’t let the word “family” fool you — the center was actually the first legal organization dedicated to “sexology” or what you might call “sexual pathology.”I was 17 then. The predominant social opinion was that homosexuality was a disease that needed to be treated.

Georgia: Amid Russian and Orthodox Church Provocations, Riots in Tbilisi Threaten Pride Parade

LGBT parades have been attacked before in the nation of Georgia, and this one has been postponed. The Orthodox Church, encouraged by Russia, aids and abets the persecution.

Russia: How L.G.B.T. Couples in Russia Decide Whether to Leave the Country

“All you want is for your kid to be able to run around in the courtyard and feel comfortable,” Katya said. “You just want to hold this person’s hand. You have the right to live and breathe. But you are told that you can breathe only through a straw.”

Society at a Glance 2019

This report, the ninth edition of the biennial OECD overview of social indicators, addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends.