The latest news about Mikhail Degtyarev, an antigay Russian parliamentarian from the populist-nationalist party LDPR. Read more about Mikhail Degtyarev, who announced controversial plans to offer LGBT Russians free psychotherapy to become heterosexual and seeks to reinstate a ban on gay people giving blood or donating organs. Learn more about the fight against antigay politicians, activists, and allies in Russia and around the world. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this vital issue.
August 26 2013 12:45 PM ET
The high-ranking official also wants to reinstate Russia's ban on gay people giving blood or donating organs.