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

November 18 2014 6:36 PM

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.

November 13 2014 6:30 AM

A second same-sex couple has found a way to wed by using Russia's draconian antigay laws to exchange their vows in legally binding matrimony.

November 11 2014 1:47 AM

Russia's ban on 'gay propaganda' strikes again as the group that installed a memorial to Steve Jobs has removed the statue in St. Petersburg after Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay.

November 04 2014 3:22 PM

The writer of the original 'gay propaganda' law says the newly out CEO could present a health threat to Russia.

October 30 2014 2:02 PM

A trio of young Russians took to the streets to show their support for LGBT equality this weekend. They were met by 100 violent homophobes.

October 28 2014 4:32 PM

Homophobe Scott Lively is featured prominently in a twisted 'documentary' produced by Arkady Mamontov, the antigay Russian TV host who thinks gays can rain meteorites down on earth.

October 17 2014 4:55 PM

Want to know how to make Brian Brown squirm? Ask him about what he's been up to in Putin's Russia.

October 16 2014 6:37 PM Updated

Recent arrests of LGBT activists and political overreactions in Russia signal a disconcerting trend that harkens back to the days of the USSR. 

October 14 2014 4:05 AM