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.

Just days before the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, activists in Paris took to the streets to highlight the Olympic host country's human rights violations.

February 03 2014 4:32 PM

Katy Perry and Madonna have released a series of haunting videos highlighting the violence and discrimination LGBT people in Russia are facing.

February 03 2014 2:20 PM

In a rare move for the Russian judicial system, three men were convicted of brutally murdering a man they perceived to be gay.

February 03 2014 1:53 PM

While there is no one way to register unhappiness with Russia's laws and antigay violence, some are much colder than others.

February 03 2014 1:00 PM

The lawmaker who introduced St. Petersburg's ban on 'gay propaganda' filed a complaint against a journalist who hosts a social networking group that shares letters from LGBT teens.

January 31 2014 2:26 PM

A Norwegian TV journalist tells of the intimidation he and his crew suffered while reporting on Olympics preparations.

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The LGBT activist says he doesn't expect the suit to succeed in Russian courts but hopes to bring the case to the European Court of Human Rights.

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The guide aims to help reporters tell the stories of LGBT Russians suffering under the nation's antigay policies.

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Canadian International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says he doesn't agree with Russia's 'gay propaganda' ban, but other countries have much worse laws penalizing LGBT people.

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In a hilarious new video, a team of YouTubers don’t just tell us why Russia is one of the gayest countries on the planet, they sing it in a show tune.

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