WATCH: Russian Lawyer Comes Out as Trans In Protest of Anti-LGBT Laws
September 16 2013 6:18 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Lawyer Comes Out as Transgender

Sunnivie Brydum

Masha Bast, a human rights lawyer in Russia, revealed that she is transgender and spoke out against her country's violent crackdown on LGBT people.

Gay Russian Journo: 'Putin's Regime Is Acting Like a Cornered Animal'
September 16 2013 1:26 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Russian Journo Says Putin's Regime Is 'Cornered Animal'

Sunnivie Brydum

Masha Gesen, a gay journalist in Russia, continued to speak out about what she calls the Kremlin's 'gay hate campaign' in a CNN roundtable discussion last week.

Russia's Olympics Statement Mentions 'Inclusion'; Will It Help?
September 15 2013 1:25 PM ET

Russian 'Olympic Truce' On Inclusion; Will It Help?

Trudy Ring

The Olympic Truce, a statement of international goodwill, says Russia 'will promote social inclusion without discrimination of any kind.'

Putin: Tchaikovski Was Gay? So What?
September 04 2013 1:20 PM ET

Putin: Tchaikovsky Was Gay? So What?

Michelle Garcia

Putin says Russians like Tchaikovsky's music even though he was gay.

Powerful Russian News Anchor: Gay Hearts Should Be Burned
August 11 2013 12:44 PM ET

Russian News Anchor: Gay Hearts Should Be Burned

Neal Broverman

An influential Russian talking head says gays are unsuitable for organ donation.

Obama Cancels Putin Meeting, Has No Patience For Antigay Law
August 07 2013 12:09 PM ET

Obama Cancels on Putin, Has No Patience For Antigay Law

Michelle Garcia

President Obama responds to Russia's new antigay law.

Putin Signs Russian Ban on 'Homosexual Propaganda'
July 01 2013 2:37 PM ET

Putin Signs Russian Ban on 'Homosexual Propaganda'

Sunnivie Brydum

The law will impose steep fines on any individual, media, or legal entity discussing "non-traditional sexual relations."

Putin Channels Anita Bryant, Says Russian Antigay Law Protects Children
June 28 2013 2:50 PM ET

Putin's Latest Lie: Russian Gays Aren't Discriminated Against

Sunnivie Brydum

The Russian president says gays and lesbians are "not discriminated against in any way" in his country, despite a law that passed the lower house of Parliament unanimously banning discussion of or "promoting homosexuality to minors."

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