Life for gays and lesbians in Russia is clandestine and convoluted. But the country is inscrutable to the West, so it may be impossible to seek civil rights advances like anything we’d imagine. Photographs by Davide Monteleone
The Russian president contends LGBT people will be welcome in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, as long as they don't try to speak to children.
A new report from CNN suggests that a bill aiming to revoke the parental rights of gay and lesbian Russians is likely to be reintroduced after the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, with a few minor adjustments.
The report, from Russia's Foreign Ministry, also calls out 'xenophobia, racism, violent nationalism, and neo-Nazism' in Europe.
The multimedia outlet published the first of a five-part series titled 'Young and Gay in Putin's Russia.'
With the Sochi Winter Olympics only weeks away, nearly 30 Nobel laureates have joined with Sir Ian McKellen in an open protest of Russia’s homophobic 'gay propaganda' law.
Republican National Committee member Dave Agema has added to his record of outrageously homophobic remarks.