December 24 Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation made to the register of unregistered public associations performing the functions of a foreign agent, the LGBT + initiative group “Reverse” and the St. Petersburg LGBT-initiative group “Coming Out”. These public associations function without forming a legal entity.
Members of the Reverse group are engaged in “protecting the rights and interests of the LGBT community, overcoming discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, promoting healthy lifestyles, informational and cultural activities, and promoting the values of democracy and human rights”, it says on the organization’s website.
The “Coming Out” group provides assistance to representatives of the LGBT community, advises them on psychological and legal issues. The group conducts seminars and publishes materials on topics related to LGBT + life. “We believe that human rights are the highest value – everyone and everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, race, nationality and other characteristics – are worthy of respect. Our work is based on the principles of non-violence, feminism, respect for private life and respect for human rights, the rule of law “, – reported on the Exit website.