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.

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.

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