News from within the borders of Russia and the fight for LGBT equality there. The country's president, Vladimir Putin, ignited an international firestorm in the summer after signing the so-called gay propaganda law, which prohibits positive depictions of LGBT people in the Russian media. Russia is a country in southern Eurasia. It is also the world's largest country, although it ranks eighth most populous. Russia has a rich cultural heritage, and has contributed such figures as Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov, Anna Pavlova, and Igor Stravinsky.

In an unprecedented move, the Republican nominee says he will meet with the Russian president before the inauguration if he is elected. 

October 18 2016 3:51 PM

That’s the only reasonable explanation for why an LGBT march would be approved in Ivanovo, says infamously antigay lawmaker Vitaly Milonov. 

5:06 PM

A website that boasted an estimated 100,000 page views a day is now banned throughout the country.

September 22 2016 9:15 AM

The Russian native used to wish she were a boy, but the 30-year-old model now says she could never be attracted to another woman. 

August 23 2016 8:44 AM

Jim Mulcahy was arrested after police heard he planned to conduct a same-sex marriage.

July 31 2016 5:11 PM