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.

New Yorker Cover Lampoons Putin
January 28 2014 9:48 PM ET

New Yorker Cover Lampoons Putin

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The cover depicts the Russian president as an Olympic figure skater, being judged by a 'jury of his peers' — all Putin.

'Share a Coke' — Unless You're Gay
January 27 2014 3:57 PM ET

'Share a Coke' — Unless You're Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

The beverage manufacturer and Sochi Olympics sponsor is in hot water for a social media tool that appears to deny the existence of several pro-gay words.

Sochi Mayor: We Don't Have Gays in Our Town
January 27 2014 2:00 PM ET

Sochi Mayor: We Don't Have Gays in Our Town

Sunnivie Brydum

Sochi mayor Anatoly Pakhomov says there are no gay people in his Russian town — at least none that he knows of.

WATCH: Broadway's Best Respond to Russia's Antigay Law
January 26 2014 7:30 AM ET

WATCH: Broadway's Best Respond to Russia's Antigay Law

Trudy Ring

A starry cast tackles a serious topic with sharp humor in a new video.

WATCH: Coke Ad Gets an Unforgettable Makeover as Protest for Sponsoring Olympics
January 25 2014 2:07 PM ET

WATCH: Activists Brilliantly Remix Coke Ad to Protest Olympics

Trudy Ring

Queer Nation has released a video putting a new spin on a classic Coke ad, while some LGBT advocates are using a McDonald's Twitter hashtag to protest Russia's antigay laws.

Russian Prime Minister: 'No Problem at All' With Gay Propaganda Ban
January 24 2014 3:28 PM ET

Russian PM: 'No Problem at All' With Gay Propaganda Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that he has no knowledge of the 'gay propaganda' ban being enforced and that he hasn't heard any complaints from LGBT Russians.

WATCH: Russian Activist Detained for Unfurling Rainbow Flag
January 22 2014 3:56 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Activist Detained for Unfurling Rainbow Flag

Sunnivie Brydum

Pavel Lebedev was tackled to the ground and detained by police Saturday after he waved a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch's procession through the Russian town of Voronezh.

WATCH: Glenn Beck: Antigay Folks Not My Friends (Or Are They?)
January 21 2014 5:36 PM ET

WATCH: Glenn Beck: Antigay Folks Not My Friends (Or Are They?)

Trudy Ring

In a wide-ranging radio segment touching on figures as diverse as Andrew Cuomo and Vladimir Putin, Beck claims he has no use for homophobes — yet he's certainly worked with some.

Antigay Russian Neo-Nazi Arrested in Cuba
January 21 2014 2:27 PM ET

Antigay Russian Neo-Nazi Arrested in Cuba

Sunnivie Brydum

Homophobic, violent neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich was arrested in Cuba over the weekend and will be extradited to Russia to face charges of extremism.

WATCH: Vice Is 'Young and Gay in Putin's Russia'
January 20 2014 4:42 PM ET

WATCH: Vice Is 'Young and Gay in Putin's Russia'

Sunnivie Brydum

Vice published its full video report on the homophobic environment in Russia, going inside the nation's underground LGBT communities and confronting members of the Orthodox Church.

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