DeRay Mckesson
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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.

Much to the chagrin of some of the world's most homophobic governments, lesbian, gay and bisexual staffers at the United Nations will be able to share benefits with their same-sex spouses.

March 30 2015 3:50 PM

Russian politician Vitaly Milonov appears to be making good on his threat to shutter the St. Petersburg club owned by a lesbian couple who trolled him by kissing on a recent flight.

February 28 2015 7:00 AM

Was the global outrage at Russia’s anti-LGBT propaganda law just a flash in the pan?

February 10 2015 6:01 AM

Lively says he wants to influence U.S. policy toward Russia, which he lauds for 'standing up against the homosexual agenda.'

February 06 2015 6:56 PM

Vitaly Milonov has a twisted 'sense of humor' and a long list of antigay moves in Russia.

February 05 2015 12:57 PM

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.

February 04 2015 8:30 AM

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

January 26 2015 6:45 PM
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