Russia

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.

Leila was attacked in Moscow by a fellow Chechen who said, “When will you stop disgracing your people?”

2:11 PM

Gay Russians gathered to speak about the importance of being out in their communities at Brighton Beach Pride.

May 22 2017 3:58 PM

Elena and Meg spent 10 months on the ocean in otder to be together, a story Elena shares in a new book.

May 19 2017 3:18 PM

As special counsel, Robert Mueller will have a greater degree of autonomy than attorneys with the Justice Department.

May 17 2017 6:58 PM

"We are almost done, we have made lots of progress," LGBT activist Zoryan Kis said about the incomplete rainbow arch in Ukraine's capital city of Kiev.

May 11 2017 2:38 PM

A White House spokeswoman could not confirm if Trump is aware of the reports that gay and bisexual men are being detained and persecuted in Chechnya.

May 10 2017 4:14 PM

Chechen authorities have urged families to kill their gay members.

May 09 2017 2:57 PM
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