No, they didn't. Which means they do now. Russian LGBTs have same rights/freedoms/responsibilities as any other Russians. They can't get married to people of the same gender, it is true. But no Russian can regardless of [whatever]. They can't go onto a demonstration without discussing its place, time and the amount of participants with local authorities responsible for public safety and getting their approval before they go, it is also true. But it also goes for each and every Russian regardless of [whatever]. They still can sleep with whomever of legal age they like. Exactly like any Russian can. And exactly like any Russian they can get education, find jobs, vote and be elected, serve in the military, go shopping, have fun and otherwise enjoy their lives. What's their problem? And what are they doing in this particular thread anyway?