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.
Celebrated dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov denounces the degrading treatment of LGBT people in Russia.
While initial reports suggested the Kuwaiti government would conduct medical tests to keep any LGBT people from entering the country, further analysis shows the proposal could have serious implications for anyone who doesn't conform to strict standards of gender presentation.
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.
Kuwait's government plans to identify LGBT people through 'medical screening tests' so they can be barred from Gulf Cooperation countries.