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.

Trans Lawyer Launches Russian Presidential Bid
September 23 2013 3:10 PM ET

Trans Lawyer Launches Russian Presidential Bid

Sunnivie Brydum

Masha Bast, the Russian human rights lawyer who recently came out as a bisexual trans woman, plans to run for President of Russia in 2018.

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.

Poll: Nearly 70% of Americans Oppose Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws
September 19 2013 2:07 PM ET

Nearly 70% of Americans Oppose Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws

Sunnivie Brydum

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.

Elton John Decides to Perform in Russia: 'I've Got to Go'
September 17 2013 1:17 PM ET

Elton John to Perform in Russia: 'I've Got to Go'

Daniel Reynolds

Elton John revealed that he will perform in Russia, in order to support the 'gay and suffering' citizens of the country.

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.

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.

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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