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.

The play's author says he believes it ran afoul of Russia's 'gay propaganda' law.

June 24 2015 4:44 PM

The bill, even more draconian than Russia's, has received the second of three necessary approvals by Kyrgyz lawmakers.

June 24 2015 4:31 PM

Vitaly Milonov, father of the nation's 'gay propaganda' law, wants GOT off the air or at least labeled as harmful.

June 17 2015 5:34 PM

The teacher, who was fired for alleged 'immoral behavior,' plans to appeal.

April 23 2015 3:11 PM

The surfacing of a YouTube clip of singing soldiers conjures an era when Russia didn't automatically prompt thoughts of homophobia.

April 19 2015 6:00 AM

Much to the chagrin of some of the world's most homophobic governments, lesbian, gay and bisexual staffers at the United Nations will be able to share benefits with their same-sex spouses.

March 30 2015 3:50 PM

Russian politician Vitaly Milonov appears to be making good on his threat to shutter the St. Petersburg club owned by a lesbian couple who trolled him by kissing on a recent flight.

February 28 2015 7:00 AM

Was the global outrage at Russia’s anti-LGBT propaganda law just a flash in the pan?

February 10 2015 6:01 AM