Gus Van Sant, Dustin Lance Black Attend LGBT Film Festival in Russia, Despite Bomb Threats
November 26 2013 7:46 PM ET

Gus Van Sant, Dustin Lance Black Attend LGBT Film Festival in Russia, Despite Bomb Threats

Jase Peeples

Though antigay opponents have attempted to shut it down, through fear, intimidation, and protest the Side by Side LGBT film festival continues in St. Petersburg.

Attacks on Moscow Gay Club Continue
November 25 2013 2:45 PM ET

Attacks on Moscow Gay Club Continue

Trudy Ring

Unknown assailants sprayed a harmful gas inside the Central Station club Saturday night, just a week after gunshots were fired there.

PSA Shines Spotlight on Violence Against Russian LGBTs
November 21 2013 8:28 PM ET

PSA Shines Spotlight on Violence Against Russian LGBTs

Daniel Reynolds

An advocacy organization has released the first in a series of videos that draws attention to the plight faced by LGBT Russians.

Putin Denounces 'Xenophobia' Against LGBT Russians
November 21 2013 2:39 PM ET

Putin Denounces 'Xenophobia' Against LGBT Russians

Sunnivie Brydum

The Russian president told local lawmakers that society should 'not create any xenophobia' against LGBT people, despite the law he passed that basically criminalizes any positive mention of LGBT identities.

WATCH: Band Behind 'Gay Bar' to Perform in Russia
November 18 2013 5:09 PM ET

WATCH: Band Behind 'Gay Bar' to Perform in Russia

Nicholas Cimarusti

A performance of the absurdist rock song from Detroit-based band Electric Six could spark outrage if interpreted as 'gay propaganda.'

Russian Journo Claims Gays Caused Meteor Strike
November 18 2013 3:40 PM ET

Russian Journo Claims Gays Caused Meteor Strike

Sunnivie Brydum

Arkady Mamontov also anchored an exploitive 'documentary' that aired on state TV warning of the 'threat' of 'homosexualists who attempt to infiltrate our country.'

Shots Fired at Moscow Gay Nightclub
November 17 2013 5:54 AM ET

Shots Fired at Moscow Gay Nightclub

Trudy Ring

No one was injured, but the attack continues the spate of antigay violence in Russia.

WATCH: Russian Gov't Spying on LGBT Activists Meeting With HRC, All Out
November 14 2013 3:27 PM ET

Russia Is Spying on LGBT Activists Who Meet With HRC

Sunnivie Brydum

A so-called exposé that aired on Russian television this week reveals that government officials recorded private conversations between LGBT activists and international human rights organizations in October.

Russian Newspaper Accused of Violating 'Gay Propaganda' Law
November 14 2013 3:04 PM ET

Russian Newspaper Accused of Violating 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Trudy Ring

A story about a teacher who was fired for being gay drew the attention of media regulators.

Senators to IOC: Make Sure LGBTs Protected During Olympics
November 11 2013 3:08 PM ET

Senators to IOC: Make Sure LGBTs Protected During Olympics

Trudy Ring

Twelve senators question the International Olympic Committee on its reaction to Olympics host Russia's antigay law.

WATCH: Fired Gay Russian Journo Tells Thomas Roberts 'It's Time to Be Open'
November 06 2013 2:38 PM ET

WATCH: Live from Moscow, Thomas Roberts on Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Out MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts strolled through Moscow with Anton Krasovsky, a fellow gay journalist who was fired for coming out on the air on his Kremlin-backed network earlier this year.

Russian Activists Confirm Attack on LGBT Meeting in St. Petersburg
November 04 2013 3:27 PM ET

Russian Activists Confirm Attack on LGBT Meeting

Sunnivie Brydum

Two men entered an LGBT social group's meeting Sunday with a gun and baseball bat, injuring two attendees.

Russia Invites Discredited Antigay Researcher to Offer 'Expert' Testimony
October 29 2013 2:59 PM ET

Russia Considers Discredited Antigay Researcher an 'Expert'

Trudy Ring

Paul Cameron, who has been denounced by major U.S. mental health and civil rights groups, conflated homosexuality and pedophilia in testimony to Russia's Parliament.

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