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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.
Hey Russia, We Are #DrivingWhileTrans

Hey Russia, We Are #DrivingWhileTrans

A new law could target transgender Russians and others deemed 'mentally ill' for the denial of driver's licenses. Here's what our trans readers think of that plan.

Court: Russian LGBT Teen Page's Administrator Violated 'Propaganda' Ban

Court: Russian LGBT Teen Page's Admin Violated 'Propaganda' Ban

Journalist Lena Klimova has been fined 50,000 rubles for running an online resource for LGBT youth.

Russia Now Says Trans People Can't Have Driver's Licenses

Russia Now Says Trans People Can't Have Driver's Licenses

You've got to hand it to Vladimir Putin's Russia: Just when you think they've thought of everything, leading Russian anti-LGBT forces get even more creative.

Russian Antigay Activist Gets 29 LGBT Teachers Fired, Then Gets Arrested

Russian Antigay Activist Gets 29 LGBT Teachers Fired, Then Gets Arrested

The good news is that Timur Isayev's efforts to destroy the careers and lives of gay teachers recently backfired and landed him in jail for unrelated crimes.

Op-ed: Global LGBT Rights a Patchwork of Equality and Persecution

Op-ed: Global LGBT Rights a Patchwork of Equality and Persecution

This year saw some steps forward on global LGBT human rights, but many victories came in the form of harm reduction rather than 'clean' wins.

WATCH: Report Finds Russian Police Ignore Anti-LGBT Violence
December 18 2014 2:56 PM ET

WATCH: Report Finds Russian Police Ignore Antigay Violence

Complete with a video exposing the unbearable violence and harassment LGBT Russians endure, an 85-page report reveals more than a year of suffering under a nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda.

WATCH: Russian 'Documentary' Claims Americans Love Showing Gay Porn to Kids

WATCH: Russian TV Claims Americans Love Showing Gay Porn to Kids

A Kremlin-backed 'documentary' either willfully misled viewers to think American parents plaster their children's walls with gay porn, or Russian producers are painfully unaware of satire. 

It Gets Worse: Russia's Kremlin Targets LGBT Youth Support

Russia's Kremlin Targets LGBT Youth Support

Youth face losing their last online refuge to express what it's like to be LGBT in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

IOC Proposes Gay-Inclusive Antibias Language for Olympic Charter

IOC Proposes Gay-Inclusive Antibias Language for Olympic Charter

The proposal, announced today, is one of 40 recommendations the International Olympic Committee will vote on in December.

Elton John Sticks It to Russia's Antigay Law in Front of Thousands

Elton John Sticks It to Russia's Antigay Law in Front of Thousands

Invoking Tchaikovsky, Tim Cook, and even the iPad, pop's megastar minced no words in calling out the absurd brutality of Russia's ban on so-called homosexual propaganda during a concert in St. Petersburg.

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