LGBT+ people commonly face discrimination, hatred, and violence in Russia.
Since 2013, when Russia's "gay propaganda law" came into effect, we haven't even been allowed to come together to advocate for our rights.
But now, our government has gone even further: A group of Russian senators introduced a draft law that would ban same-sex marriage and make changing one's name and gender marker impossible. Something similar recently happened in Hungary.
If this bill is adopted, the state will practically declare LGBT+ people second-class citizens.