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.

There is still a long way to go before Russia's LGBT citizens can feel safe to be out and open in public.

July 13 2015 1:27 PM

Professional soccer's only out male player refuses to hide who he is, even if he's playing in a World Cup hosted in countries with harsh anti-LGBT laws.

July 10 2015 3:20 PM

The United Russia party unveiled a 'heterosexual flag' at a rally to honor the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity.

July 09 2015 8:29 AM

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