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In the Soviet Union, an ideological battle—over values, traditions and the meaning of progress - pits the Kremlin against the West.

. About LGBTQ Crisis

LGBTQ rights are the new front line of a fierce ideological battle between the Kremlin and the West.

. Currents the trends fueling the crisis

Kremlin Influence

Moscow’s role in turning sexual orientation into a matter of political ideology

Orthodox Church

How the Church is both fueling and taking advantage of the LGBTQ Crisis

East-West Divide

The worsening crisis defies Western efforts to promote individual rights

Information War

Agendas and bias in LGBTQ media coverage across the former Soviet Union

Rights Abuses

The human cost of cultural and state-sanctioned homophobia