Kyrgyzstan Has Invented a Harsher Antigay Law Than Russia
July 22 2014 6:54 PM ET

Which Country Managed to Create an Antigay Law Harsher Than Russia's?

Thom Senzee

Having run out of domestic options, Kyrgyzstani LGBT activists seek international pressure on leaders to back away from a proposed draconian antigay law.

Putin Claims 'Gay Nazis' Behind Ukrainian Unrest
May 16 2014 2:02 PM ET

Putin Claims 'Gay Nazis' Behind Ukrainian Unrest

Sunnivie Brydum

The Russian president takes a page out of a notorious antigay American evangelical's playbook and claims that gay people are the cause of the current conflict in Ukraine.

Report: Russia Blacklisting U.S. Gay Political Funders
May 03 2014 1:37 PM ET

Report: Russia Blacklisting U.S. Gay Political Funders

Trudy Ring

The Daily Beast reports that some big LGBT donors to President Obama's election campaigns have been barred from entering Russia.

Antigay Protesters Disrupt Showing of LGBT Youth Film in Moscow
April 25 2014 3:41 PM ET

Antigay Protesters Disrupt Showing of LGBT Youth Film in Moscow

Trudy Ring

At the premiere screening of Children 404, a documentary on LGBT teens in Russia, protesters demanded to know if minors were present and had police check IDs.

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.

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