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.

After a Russian newspaper published a fake letter meant to discredit LGBT activists, the U.S. Embassy exposed the forgery in the most amazing way.

November 19 2015 5:38 PM

Russia's 'gay propaganda' law protects children, Graham said on a recent visit to the nation.

November 03 2015 7:12 PM

The bill's sponsor claims that 'homosexuality is a lethal threat for the whole of humankind.'

October 23 2015 2:47 PM

Members of Occupy Pedophilia, a group that tortured gay teens and posted videos of its victims online, have been sentenced to prison time.

October 17 2015 12:19 PM

Apple's icons representing same-sex relationships could get the company fined under the country's ban on gay propaganda, according to a new report. 

2:55 PM

Putin claims 'we have no persecution at all' of gay people in an interview with 60 Minutes.

2:39 PM

A week after the singer got a call from a fake Putin, the Russian president phones him and offers a meeting on any topic John chooses.

September 24 2015 4:50 PM

Pranks are funny, but homophobia never is, the singer stresses.

September 17 2015 9:26 PM

Two Russian comedians say it was them, not President Vladimir Putin, who called Elton John to discuss LGBT rights.

September 17 2015 2:22 AM

Simon Gardenfors and Frej Larsson have devised a unique way to protest Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws.

September 16 2015 3:42 PM