Russian Province Declares Ban on LGBT Parades Illegal
April 05 2014 8:00 AM ET

Russian Province Declares Ban on LGBT Rallies Illegal

Sunnivie Brydum

A district court in Kostroma, Russia, has overturned rulings from lower courts that found in favor of city officials who banned two LGBT parades and events.

Kyrgyzstan Considers 'Gay Propaganda' Ban
March 28 2014 4:40 PM ET

Kyrgyzstan Considers 'Gay Propaganda' Ban

Trudy Ring

The former Soviet republic may follow the lead of Mother Russia.

Moscow's Largest Gay Club Shuts Its Doors
March 18 2014 1:21 PM ET

Moscow's Largest Gay Club Shuts Its Doors

Sunnivie Brydum

After a series of antigay vigilante attacks, Central Station will close its doors for good.

Author of Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Sanctioned for Role in Ukraine Crisis
March 17 2014 2:25 PM ET

Author of Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Sanctioned for Role in Ukraine Crisis

Trudy Ring

Member of Parliament Yelena Mizulina was among those sanctioned by the U.S. government today.

Far-Right Minister: Gays Responsible for Ukraine Crisis
March 11 2014 6:25 PM ET

Far-Right Minister: Gays Responsible for Ukraine Crisis

Trudy Ring

Scott Lively attributes the invasion of Ukraine somehow to Russia's conflicts with the U.S. and European Union over LGBT rights.

LGBT Social Network Doesn't Violate 'Gay Propaganda' Ban
February 21 2014 2:53 PM ET

LGBT Social Network Doesn't Violate 'Gay Propaganda' Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

A Russian judge ruled that the administrator of an LGBT support group on social networks did not violate the country's ban on 'gay propaganda' to minors.

Antigay Russian Journalist Receives Presidential Humanitarian Award
February 18 2014 7:34 PM ET

Putin Honors Very Antigay Journalist as Humanitarian

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Dmitry Kiselyov last year said gay people should not be organ or blood donors, and if they die in an accident, their hearts should be buried or burned to prevent transplantation.

IOC Defends Removal of Trans MP for Rainbow Protest
February 18 2014 4:22 PM ET

IOC Defends Removal of Trans MP for Rainbow Protest

Sunnivie Brydum

The International Olympic Committee is defending the removal of several LGBT activists from the Olympic village Sunday, including a transgender former member of Italy's parliament.

WATCH: ABC Goes Inside Moscow's Embattled Gay Club
February 13 2014 3:37 PM ET

WATCH: ABC Goes Inside Moscow's Gay Club

Sunnivie Brydum

ABC News aired a brief segment highlighting just some of the violence and systemic harassment LGBT people face in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

NBC Criticized for Editing of Olympics Speech
February 10 2014 8:37 PM ET

NBC Criticized for Editing of Olympics Speech

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The network removed part of International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach's comments against discrimination.

WATCH: Masha Gessen Says It Will Get Worse for LGBT Russians After Olympics
February 07 2014 5:39 PM ET

WATCH: Masha Gessen Says It Will Get Worse for LGBT Russians

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The out journalist, author, and mother told MSNBC's Chris Hayes that the Kremlin will step up its crackdown on LGBT Russians after the Olympic Games conclude.

WATCH: LGBT Russians Arrested, Antigay Protestors Undisturbed
February 07 2014 5:01 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Cops Detain LGBT, Not Antigay Protestors

Sunnivie Brydum

In two demonstrations in Moscow and St. Petersburg, LGBT activists were arrested for violating Russia's ban on so-called gay propaganda. Meanwhile, antigay demonstrators picketing in Sochi were ignored by police.

Google Doodle Goes Rainbow to Support LGBT Olympians, Russians
February 06 2014 9:19 PM ET

Google Doodle Goes Rainbow to Support LGBT Olympians

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Hours before the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi, Google updates its homepage to show solidarity with LGBT Russians and Olympic athletes and spectators.

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