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 White House's diplomatic arm sent a strongly-worded statement to officials in Chechnya, the Russian region where LGBT people were recently arrested, tortured, and murdered.

April 05 2017 5:21 PM

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (pictured) denies the accounts and claims there are no gay people in Chechnya.

April 02 2017 2:21 PM

The live-action version of the classic Disney film is being labeled gay "propaganda" by one Russian politician.

March 06 2017 8:21 PM

Although his own Justice Department says he did, Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to deny talking with Russian diplomats during the presidential campaign. Is he lying? Watch for yourself.

March 02 2017 2:53 PM

In what appears to be a political stunt, CPAC staff promptly confiscated the flags and warned attendees not to wave them.

February 24 2017 3:51 PM

"I could tell from TV and movies and school discussions that I wasn't the only gay in the world."

February 09 2017 6:23 AM