Russia: Gay teachers sacked in widening witch-hunt
Russian LGBT teachers sacked because of their sexuality
Homophobic repression spreads to workplace victimisation
Olga Bakhaeva & Alexander Yermoshkin tell their stories
London, UK – 19 September 2013
Guest post, courtesy of the Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality (Russia)
While Russian leaders try to make the world believe that no one is persecuted and discriminated in Russia for their sexual orientation, more evidence to the contrary is appearing lately. After three months of homophobic harassment involving the authorities and law-enforcement agencies, Olga Bakhayeva, a school teacher from Magnitogorsk, was forced to leave her job. Alexander Yermoshkin, a teacher from Khabarovsk, has now suffered the same fate.