The Russian president told local lawmakers that society should 'not create any xenophobia' against LGBT people, despite the law he passed that basically criminalizes any positive mention of LGBT identities.
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.
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.
The law will impose steep fines on any individual, media, or legal entity discussing "non-traditional sexual relations."
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."