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Police arrest Russian nightclub employees over drag show

Performers were stripped half-naked and forced to lie on the ground with patrons during the raid, which was caught on video.

Police raid ‘My Little Pony’ gathering and a gay night at a local club in Russia

Police reportedly arrested nine of the “most feminine-looking” men at the gay night raid.

Vladimir Putin Launches Raids on Moscow LGBTQ+ Clubs After Court Ruling

Gay bars and a gay sauna were raided by police less than two days after the country’s supreme court declared the “international LGBT social movement” to be an “extremist” element.

Russia Outlaws LGBTQ+ Rights Activism and Labels Organizations 'Extremist'

The move effectively eliminates LGBTQ+ support networks and signals a larger crackdown on the country's already vulnerable queer community.