Russia

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.
Lady Gaga Congratulates Tom Daley, Urges Boycott of Sochi Olympics

Lady Gaga Urges Boycott of Sochi Olympics

The bisexual singer had nothing but applause for the British Olympic diver’s decision to come out this week and made it clear she believes a boycott of the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi is necessary.

WATCH: New 'It Gets Better' Campaign Aimed at Russian LGBT Youth

WATCH: It Gets Better Speaks to Russian LGBT Youth

The organization that has brought hope to millions of LGBT people around the world responds to Russia’s antigay laws with a new campaign.

Russia's High Court Declares 'Gay Propaganda' Ban Constitutional

Russia's High Court: 'Gay Propaganda' Ban Is Constitutional

Russia's Constitutional Court dismissed a challenge from one of the nation's most prominent LGBT activists contending that the nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda violated the Russian Constitution.

Russia Makes Mad Magazine's List of 20 Dumbest Things

Russia Makes Mad Magazine's List of 20 Dumbest Things

Mad magazine's year-end '20 Dumbest People, Events, and Things' issue includes Russia among the worst of 2013 for the country’s appalling treatment of LGBT people.

Gay Ukranian 'X-Factor' Contestant Accuses Russian Neo-Nazis in Attack

X Factor's Gay Contestant IDs Russian Neo-Nazis

Alexander Bohun, a 24-year-old gay man from Ukraine, was lured into a homophobic attack by a group of Russian nationalists calling themselves Occupy Pedophilia.

Italy Now Sole Country Allowed to Adopt Russian Children

Italy: Sole Country Allowed to Adopt Russian Children

The Kremlin made the announcement following a summit of the two countries last week.

Olympics: Activists Deliver Long List of Unanswered Questions

Olympics: Activists Deliver Long List of Unanswered Questions

Russia's antigay laws are clear, but how it intends to enforce them when the Olympics begin is still unclear.

Gus Van Sant, Dustin Lance Black Attend LGBT Film Festival in Russia, Despite Bomb Threats

Gus Van Sant, Dustin Lance Black Attend LGBT Film Festival in Russia, Despite Bomb Threats

Though antigay opponents have attempted to shut it down, through fear, intimidation, and protest the Side by Side LGBT film festival continues in St. Petersburg.

Attacks on Moscow Gay Club Continue

Attacks on Moscow Gay Club Continue

Unknown assailants sprayed a harmful gas inside the Central Station club Saturday night, just a week after gunshots were fired there.

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