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.

Newly signed legislation bars single people from marriage equality nations from adopting Russian children and reiterates the prohibition on adoptions by same-sex couples.

February 13 2014 5:27 PM

ABC News aired a brief segment highlighting just some of the violence and systemic harassment LGBT people face in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

February 13 2014 2:37 PM

Damian Siqueiros's "To Russia with Love" crowd-funding project portrays iconic queer figures from Russia's history, tracing a line from 19th century to the present.

February 13 2014 7:00 AM

Responding to a British documentary exposing Russia's violent antigay climate, the Russian embassy in London claims Russia's anti-LGBT sentiment is no worse than the U.K.'s harassment of redheads.

February 12 2014 2:12 PM

Appearing in character on The Colbert Report, actor Scott Thompson spoke with gay U.S. ambassador Dan Baer about the infamous statute.

February 11 2014 12:35 PM

The network removed part of International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach's comments against discrimination.

February 10 2014 7:37 PM

The law that criminalizes LGBT propaganda is intended to protect youth from provocative messages. But LGBT kids here need protecting, too.

February 10 2014 7:00 AM

In partnership with United for Equality in Sports and Entertainment, The Advocate brings you interviews and coverage directly from Sochi.

February 08 2014 2:52 PM