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.
13 Russian Kids Reunited with Families Blocked by Anti-LGBT Adoption Laws

13 Russian Kids Finally Reunite with Parents

With Russia still banning adoptions by couples from any country that supports equal marriage, 13 families finally found a closure that continues to elude thousands.

Surprise! Meet Russia's First Legally Married Brides

Surprise! Meet Russia's First Legally Married Brides

Because one bride identifies as androgyne, Russian authorities were forced to let the couple marry or recognize her nonbinary gender and forbid the marriage.

Russian Neo-Nazi Sentenced to Five Years In Penal Colony, But Not For Antigay Attacks

Antigay Russian Neo-Nazi Sentenced to Five Years In Penal Colony

Notorious Russian neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich was sentenced to five years in a penal colony, but prosecutors didn't even mention his well-documented violent attacks on men presumed to be gay.

Finally: Russia's First Nonviolent Pride Event

Russian City Hosts Pride With Shocking Outcome

St. Petersburg, the city that gave birth to Russia's first antigay law, has now held Russia's first Pride rally without violence.

Russia Declares St. Petersburg LGBT Group 'Foreign Agent'

Russia Declares Gay Group 'Foreign Agent'

By requiring Coming Out Russia to register as a 'foreign agent,' a judge has severely hampered the advocacy efforts of the group, it says.

Russia Today Reporter Quits, Cites Network’s Pro-Putin Bias

Russia Today Reporter Quits, Cites Network’s Pro-Putin Bias

RT correspondent Sara Firth quits in protest of network's pro-Russian government bias.

NOM Uses Pro-Gay Russian Photographer In Latest Antigay Meme

NOM's Latest Bungled Effort to Oppose Marriage Equality

Before using a photographer's images to oppose same-sex marriage, NOM should probably take a look at the artist's portfolio.

Russian Priest: Colorful Shoes Make Soccer a Gay Abomination

Russian Priest: Colorful Shoes Make Soccer a Gay Abomination

The hairstyles and shoes soccer players wear apparently make the sport an 'abomination.'

Op-ed: Putin’s Anti-LGBT Law Turns One

Op-ed: Putin’s Anti-LGBT Law Turns One

It's been a year since Vladimir Putin signed the law banning LGBT 'propaganda,' and HRC has released a new report documenting ways it has become more dangerous in Russia.

REPORT: One Year Without 'Gay Propaganda' in Russia

REPORT: One Year Without 'Gay Propaganda' in Russia

From Putin's Olympic lies to an absurd Valentine's Day incident at a Russian elementary school, HRC lays out the impact of Russia's nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda.

PHOTOS: Russian Hooligans in NYC

PHOTOS: Russian Hooligans in NYC

Russian multitalent Seva Galkin brings his ridiculously sexy photos from his collection Russian Hooligans to a post-Pride exhibit.

Police Apprehend LGBT Pride Protesters in Moscow

Police Apprehend LGBT Pride Protesters in Moscow

Hauled away from police after being attacked by an onlooker, the women were taken in by police but it hasn't been reported whether or not they were charged with a crime.

Moscow Club Central Station to Reopen

Moscow Club Central Station to Reopen

The gay nightclub, which closed in March after a series of attacks, will reopen in a new location.

AddThis

Quantcast