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.

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

Putin will create a group to investigate the claims, which he refers to as "well-known information, or rumors" about men "with a nontraditional sexual orientation."

May 05 2017 4:45 PM

Protesters wanted to raise awareness of the human rights abuses being committed against gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. 

May 01 2017 5:51 PM

The Bay Area resident had been held in immigration detention for more than a month in Miami.

April 28 2017 3:30 PM

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova continually shut down Couric during an interview on Yahoo News when asked questions about the torture and killing of Chechen gay men.

April 28 2017 2:28 PM
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