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.

The gay nightclub, which closed in March after a series of attacks, will reopen in a new location.

May 28 2014 8:10 PM

The Russian president takes a page out of a notorious antigay American evangelical's playbook and claims that gay people are the cause of the current conflict in Ukraine.

May 16 2014 2:02 PM

The Daily Beast reports that some big LGBT donors to President Obama's election campaigns have been barred from entering Russia.

May 03 2014 1:37 PM

Authorities have canceled a Pride march and are planning more serious measures to eradicate the 'experimental practice of sodomy' in Crimea, which recently voted to become part of Russia.

May 01 2014 1:21 PM

Austria’s choice of bearded drag performer Conchita Wurst to compete for the country at the annual Eurovision Song Contest has several antigay nations hitting a sour note.

April 28 2014 6:52 PM

At the premiere screening of Children 404, a documentary on LGBT teens in Russia, protesters demanded to know if minors were present and had police check IDs.

April 25 2014 3:41 PM