Russian Activists Cited for Protest Linking Sochi Olympics to 1936 Berlin Games
February 06 2014 5:51 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Activists Compare Sochi to 1936 Berlin Olympics

Sunnivie Brydum

The activists, demonstrating at the Olympic countdown clock in St. Petersburg, were quickly cited by police officers.

Russian Deputy PM's Message to Gay Olympians: 'Please Do Not Touch Kids'
February 06 2014 3:46 PM ET

Russian Deputy PM to Gays: 'Please Do Not Touch Kids'

Sunnivie Brydum

Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak echoed President Putin's remarks, saying adults have a right to 'understand their sexual activity,' but adding, 'Please do not touch kids. That’s the only thing.'

WATCH: Gay Russians Brutally Attacked on Camera
February 04 2014 4:22 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Russians Brutally Attacked on Camera

Sunnivie Brydum

A new video from Human Rights Watch puts on display the horrifying violence LGBT Russians face on a regular basis.

WATCH: Parisians Protest Sochi Olympics With Visual Demonstration
February 03 2014 5:32 PM ET

WATCH: Parisians Colorfully Protest Sochi Olympics

Sunnivie Brydum

Just days before the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, activists in Paris took to the streets to highlight the Olympic host country's human rights violations.

WATCH: Swedes Sing Russian National Anthem to Show LGBT Support
January 31 2014 6:18 PM ET

WATCH: Swedes Sing Russian Anthem For LGBT Support

Jase Peeples

2,000 people gathered in Stockholm's Olympic Stadium to show their support of LGBT people in Russia by singing the Russian National Anthem surrounded by rainbow flags.

Page with Letters from LGBT Teens Accused of Violating Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Ban
January 31 2014 3:26 PM ET

Do Letters from LGBT Teens VIolate Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Ban?

Sunnivie Brydum

The lawmaker who introduced St. Petersburg's ban on 'gay propaganda' filed a complaint against a journalist who hosts a social networking group that shares letters from LGBT teens.

WATCH: Reporter Recounts Harassment in Russia
January 30 2014 9:54 PM ET

WATCH: Reporter Recounts Harassment in Russia

Ran Aubrey Frazier

A Norwegian TV journalist tells of the intimidation he and his crew suffered while reporting on Olympics preparations.

Russian Activist Sues Actor Over 'Burn Gays Alive' Comment
January 30 2014 8:59 PM ET

Russian Activist Sues Actor Over 'Burn Gays Alive' Comment

Sunnivie Brydum

The LGBT activist says he doesn't expect the suit to succeed in Russian courts but hopes to bring the case to the European Court of Human Rights.

GLAAD Releases Guide for Media Covering Sochi Olympics
January 30 2014 4:12 PM ET

GLAAD Releases Guide for Media Covering Sochi Olympics

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The guide aims to help reporters tell the stories of LGBT Russians suffering under the nation's antigay policies.

IOC Member Says Russia's 'Antigay Stuff' Is Overblown
January 30 2014 3:53 PM ET

IOC Member Says Russia's 'Antigay Stuff' Is Overblown

Sunnivie Brydum

Canadian International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says he doesn't agree with Russia's 'gay propaganda' ban, but other countries have much worse laws penalizing LGBT people.

Top Russian Official Says Olympic Athletes Cannot Protest
January 30 2014 2:52 PM ET

Top Russian Official Says Olympic Athletes Cannot Protest

Sunnivie Brydum

The statement appears to contradict assurances made Monday by the president of the International Olympic Committee that athletes could make political statements at press conferences in Sochi.

Russian Church Leader Urges Lawmakers to Block Marriage Equality
January 29 2014 5:22 PM ET

Russian Church Leader Urges Lawmakers to Block Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Patriarch Kirill, who heads the Russian Orthodox Church, tells members of Parliament that same-sex marriage is destructive to society.

PHOTOS: Protesting Russia's Antigay Law in Tutus and Toe Shoes
January 29 2014 3:31 PM ET

PHOTOS: Protesting Russia's Laws in Tutus and Toe Shoes

Advocate.com Editors

Ballet dancers and Amnesty International activists presented a scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and delivered petitions to the Russian Embassy in London, in protest of Russia's 'gay propaganda' law.

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