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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.

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.

December 29 2014 4:35 AM

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.

December 17 2014 4:30 PM Updated

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. 

December 06 2014 6:05 AM

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

November 21 2014 5:05 AM

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.

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
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