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One year later, Voronezh hasn’t changed

Young gay man from Charlotte’s Russian sister city speaks out

Last year, when anti-LGBT violence broke out in Charlotte’s Russian sister city of Voronezh, local LGBT activists in the Queen City stepped up and asked Charlotte City Council to sever its ties with the city.

Young gay man from Charlotte’s Russian sister city speaks out

Activist fled Russia for safety, now lives in D.C.

Last year, when anti-LGBT violence broke out in Charlotte’s Russian sister city of Voronezh, local LGBT activists in the Queen City stepped up and asked Charlotte City Council to sever its ties with the city. Now, one young gay man from Voronezh is living in Washington, D.C., with his fiancé and speaking out about his experiences.

2013 Year in Review: A banner year for progress

The top stories of 2013 reflect significant local, national achievements

2013 was a year of remarkable change and progress, from the national level all the way down to the local. LGBT community members and organizations saw gains in local and national policy and law, celebrated big with historic wins and came together for forward progress like never before.

Chapel Hill mayor: Time to drop Russian sister city

Openly gay mayor, town council member call for split over anti-LGBT Russian laws

Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and Town Councilmember Lee Storrow, both of whom are openly gay, announced today that they would seek to drop their town’s sister-city relationship with Saratov, Russia.

Got Pride? LGBTs in Charlotte’s Russian sister city sure do.

As Charlotte Pride prepares for fun and celebration, LGBT Russians are bleeding for their right to simply be

Odds are you didn’t receive messages of hate and violence when you were planning your outing to this year’s Charlotte Pride,. Yet, in Charlotte’s Russian sister city Voronezh, that’s exactly what LGBT activists face in their daily lives.

Kinsey: Charlotte will not sever ties with Russian sister-city

Chair of LGBT advocacy group softens stance on dropping Voronezh, site of anti-LGBT violence in January

In a statement released to media today, Mayor Patsy Kinsey said the city would not be severing its ties with their sister city, Voronezh, Russia. LGBT activists in Charlotte had been asking Kinsey and City Council to cut ties with the city, following harsh new anti-LGBT legislation in that nation and anti-LGBT violence in Voronezh, though activists softened their stance today.

Fallon: No interest in remaining sister cities with Voronezh

Council's Mayfield, Mayor Kinsey opposed to dropping sister-city status; Local LGBT advocates push back and say Charlotte must take action on global human rights abuses

Members of City Council are in disagreement over their sister-city relationship with Voronezh, Russia, as the global debate over that nation’s harsh new anti-gay laws and violence directed toward LGBT people continues to make news. Local LGBT advocates say the city must take action on global human rights abuses.

LGBT group asks Charlotte to cut ties with Russian sister city

Group sends letter to mayor and City Council, launches petition; says recent attacks and legislation has made Russia unsafe for LGBT people

The Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee is asking Mayor Patsy Kinsey and City Council to severe the city’s sister-city relationship with Voronezh, Russia. The advocates say the nation’s so-called gay propaganda legislation has put LGBT there in danger. They also cite recent attacks on LGBT people, including a January attack on 14 activists in Charlotte’s sister city.