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.

Member of Parliament Yelena Mizulina was among those sanctioned by the U.S. government today.

March 17 2014 2:25 PM

Scott Lively attributes the invasion of Ukraine somehow to Russia's conflicts with the U.S. and European Union over LGBT rights.

March 11 2014 6:25 PM

Armed men attacked an LGBT contingent in an International Women's Day rally, but police intervened.

March 10 2014 2:43 PM

Liz Wahl, an American anchor on Russia's RT network, resigned yesterday, citing ethical and moral conflicts related to Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

March 06 2014 4:34 PM

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.

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