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.

Putin Promises Gay Olympians Will Be 'Comfortable' in Sochi
October 28 2013 5:07 PM ET

Putin Promises Gay Olympians Will Be 'Comfortable' in Sochi

Sunnivie Brydum

Russian president Vladimir Putin told national sports officials today that his administration will 'do everything' to make sure LGBT athletes and spectators are 'comfortable' at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Johnny Weir Retires From Skating, Will Join NBC as Analyst in Sochi
October 23 2013 2:26 PM ET

Johnny Weir Retires From Skating, Will Join NBC as Analyst in Sochi

Jase Peeples

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.

Trans Woman Commits Suicide After Firing Under Russia's 'Propaganda' Ban
October 22 2013 1:26 PM ET

Trans Woman Commits Suicide After Firing Under Russia's 'Propaganda' Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

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.

Moldova Overturns Antigay Law, Seeks EU Admission
October 14 2013 2:26 PM ET

Moldova Overturns Antigay Law, Seeks EU Admission

Daniel Reynolds

The former Soviet country has repealed its 'gay propaganda' law in an effort to gain admission into the European Union.

WATCH: Moscow Crowd Supports Arrested LGBT Activists — Until They Find Out What They're Protesting
October 10 2013 12:09 PM ET

Moscow Crowd Briefly Supports LGBT Activists

Sunnivie Brydum

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.

WATCH: Olympic Torch Extinguished in Moscow
October 07 2013 8:40 PM ET

WATCH: Olympic Torch Extinguished in Moscow

Sunnivie Brydum

We'll make no comment about that particularly fabulous snowsuit he's wearing.

Imam Urges Russians to Boycott 'Pederast' Elton John
October 03 2013 6:36 PM ET

Imam Urges Russians to Boycott 'Pederast' Elton John

Michael Regula

A Russian imam urged a boycott of Elton John's December show, and tossed out a few hateful slurs just for good measure.

Russian Court: Protester Can't Be Prosecuted Under 'Gay Propaganda' Law
October 03 2013 6:34 PM ET

Lesbian Can't Be Fined Under Local Russian 'Propaganda' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT advocates say the ruling in a local court could have implications for the nationwide law banning 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.'

Alexei Davydov, Leading Russian Gay Activist, Dead at 36
September 28 2013 12:53 PM ET

Alexei Davydov, Leading Russian Gay Activist, Dead at 36

Sunnivie Brydum

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.

IOC 'Completely Satisfied' With Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws
September 26 2013 2:35 PM ET

IOC 'Completely Satisfied' With Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws

Sunnivie Brydum

The International Olympic Committee said it doesn't have the authority to interfere with the laws of the nation hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.

WATCH: Russian Pol Says Gays Rape Children, Fake Hate Crimes
September 24 2013 5:56 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Pol Says Gays Rape Kids, Fake Hate Crimes

Trudy Ring

Parliament member Vitaly Milonov made numerous inflammatory statements to a French journalist who encountered him at St. Petersburg's Queer Fest.

WATCH: Russian Group Issues Virulently Homophobic Video
September 20 2013 3:11 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Group Spreads Homophobic Lies

Trudy Ring

The video, among other things, says gay people adopt children in order to molest them.

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