DeRay Mckesson
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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.

With ample time, the organization that governs a different international sporting event — World Cup soccer — can ditch Russia and Qatar for more inclusive host countries.

February 28 2014 5:00 AM

Well, not exactly. But as part of a new social change initiative, UNHATE News, young people are submitting stories of news they'd like to see — and they have a chance to get U.N. support for their causes.

February 23 2014 6:09 PM

From Pussy Riot to a revamped Coke ad, there's been no shortage of Sochi spoofing this winter.

February 21 2014 2:02 PM

A Russian judge ruled that the administrator of an LGBT support group on social networks did not violate the country's ban on 'gay propaganda' to minors.

February 21 2014 1:53 PM

A new video from the Human Rights Campaign takes American antigay activists to task for stoking the flames of LGBT hatred in Russia.

February 20 2014 2:54 PM

While in Russia, we explored the short history of Sochi’s drag culture and the queens who started it.

February 19 2014 5:00 AM

Dmitry Kiselyov last year said gay people should not be organ or blood donors, and if they die in an accident, their hearts should be buried or burned to prevent transplantation.

February 18 2014 6:34 PM
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