Dasha Stern was 22 years old when she took her own life after being fired under Russia's nationwide ban on so-called homosexual propaganda.
Does art speak louder than words? Anna Goodson and her bunch of talented illustrators created a gallery of protest images that range from funny to sweetly moving.
The out MSNBC anchor will serve as a cohost of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, scheduled to take place in Moscow this November.
The melee resulted in 67 people from both sides being detained by police.
When a group of LGBT activists took to the street in Moscow to protest the nation's anti-LGBT laws, bystanders initially supported them — until the protestors spoke out about what they were fighting for.
Let the protests begin — activists are already using the spotlight of the Olympic torch relay to draw attention to Russia's antigay laws.
A Russian imam urged a boycott of Elton John's December show, and tossed out a few hateful slurs just for good measure.
LGBT advocates say the ruling in a local court could have implications for the nationwide law banning 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.'