Olympic Village Mayor: Propaganda Law Protects Kids From Gay Cartoons
January 15 2014 3:23 PM ET

Olympic 'Mayor:' Gay Cartoons Could Harm Kids

Michelle Garcia

The appointed mayor of Sochi's Olympic skiing village says the anti-LGBT propaganda law protects kids from seeing "a king love another king."

Michigan RNC Member: Russia's Antigay Law Is 'Common Sense'
January 13 2014 3:20 PM ET

RNC Member: Russia's Antigay Law Is 'Common Sense'

Trudy Ring

Republican National Committee member Dave Agema has added to his record of outrageously homophobic remarks.

Manager of Moscow Gay Nightspot Seeks Asylum in U.S.
January 10 2014 8:33 PM ET

Manager of Moscow Gay Nightspot Seeks Asylum in U.S.

Trudy Ring

Arkady Gyngazov has left his position at the club and come to the U.S., as he says he feels unsafe in Russia.

Russian Church Leader Proposes Criminalizing Homosexuality
January 10 2014 2:57 PM ET

Russian Church Leader Proposes Criminalizing Homosexuality

Trudy Ring

Citizens should vote on the matter in a referendum, says church spokesman Vsevolod Chaplin.

Third Russian Convicted Under 'Gay Propaganda' Law
December 20 2013 3:07 PM ET

Third Russian Convicted Under 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Trudy Ring

The activist got in trouble for holding a pro-gay sign in a public square.

HRC Donates $100K to Support Russian LGBTs
December 19 2013 4:03 PM ET

HRC Donates $100K to Support Russian LGBTs

Michelle Garcia

Russia's LGBT activists get a boost from the Human Rights Campaign.

Obama, Biden Won't Be at Olympics
December 17 2013 7:34 PM ET

Obama, Biden Won't Be at Olympics

Trudy Ring

In a move interpreted as a protest of Russia's antigay laws, neither the president, the vice president, nor their wives will be in the U.S. delegations to Sochi, but some out athletes will.

Russian Toy Store Under Fire for Selling Gay Propaganda Game
December 17 2013 3:35 PM ET

Russian Toy Store Under Fire for Selling Gay Propaganda Game

Daniel Reynolds

A Russian toy store chain may have violated the country's so-called gay propaganda ban by selling a controversial game.

Attackers Dismantle Roof of Moscow Gay Club
December 16 2013 8:14 PM ET

Attackers Dismantle Roof of Moscow Gay Club

Trudy Ring

It's the latest in a series of attacks on Central Station, Moscow's largest gay nightclub.

Is French President Boycotting Sochi Olympics?
December 16 2013 1:10 PM ET

Is French President Boycotting Sochi Olympics?

Sunnivie Brydum

A foreign minister announced that none of France's top officials will be in attendance at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Defending Anti-LGBT Laws
December 12 2013 3:00 PM ET

Putin Slams 'Genderless, Fruitless Tolerance'

Sunnivie Brydum

The Russian president used his annual address to laud the nation as a defender of 'traditional values' and as a force of peace and morality.

Russia Expert to Offer Political Commentary During Olympics
December 10 2013 8:56 PM ET

Russia Expert to Offer Political Commentary During Olympics

Trudy Ring

In NBC's Olympics coverage, journalist and historian David Remnick will likely touch on the situation of LGBT Russians under the nation's 'gay propaganda' law.

Putin Tightens Grip on Kremlin-Run News Agencies
December 09 2013 4:02 PM ET

Putin Tightens Grip on Kremlin-Run News Agencies

Sunnivie Brydum

After dissolving one of the nation's oldest state-run news agencies, Russian president Vladimir Putin appointed a well-known, violently homophobic news anchor to lead the new media group.

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