The out former Olympian may be hanging up his skates, but he will still represent LGBT people at the Sochi Winter Games as a figure skating analyst.
Dasha Stern was 22 years old when she took her own life after being fired under Russia's nationwide ban on so-called homosexual propaganda.
When a group of LGBT activists took to the street in Moscow to protest the nation's anti-LGBT laws, bystanders initially supported them — until the protestors spoke out about what they were fighting for.
A Russian imam urged a boycott of Elton John's December show, and tossed out a few hateful slurs just for good measure.
LGBT advocates say the ruling in a local court could have implications for the nationwide law banning 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.'
Davydov was one of the founders of Moscow Pride, and was also diabetic and on dialysis. He died Friday after a prolonged infection led to kidney failure.
The International Olympic Committee said it doesn't have the authority to interfere with the laws of the nation hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Parliament member Vitaly Milonov made numerous inflammatory statements to a French journalist who encountered him at St. Petersburg's Queer Fest.
For the first time in 15 years, Americans view Russia as unfriendly to the U.S., due in large part to the country's violent crackdown on LGBT people, a new Gallup poll reveals.