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.

With Russia still banning adoptions by couples from any country that supports equal marriage, 13 families finally found a closure that continues to elude thousands.

August 30 2014 9:17 AM

Because one bride identifies as androgyne, Russian authorities were forced to let the couple marry or recognize her nonbinary gender and forbid the marriage.

August 22 2014 6:48 PM

Notorious Russian neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich was sentenced to five years in a penal colony, but prosecutors didn't even mention his well-documented violent attacks on men presumed to be gay.

August 19 2014 2:59 PM

St. Petersburg, the city that gave birth to Russia's first antigay law, has now held Russia's first Pride rally without violence.

July 30 2014 7:21 PM

By requiring Coming Out Russia to register as a 'foreign agent,' a judge has severely hampered the advocacy efforts of the group, it says.

July 24 2014 2:49 PM

RT correspondent Sara Firth quits in protest of network's pro-Russian government bias.

July 21 2014 7:08 PM

Before using a photographer's images to oppose same-sex marriage, NOM should probably take a look at the artist's portfolio.

July 07 2014 3:53 PM

The hairstyles and shoes soccer players wear apparently make the sport an 'abomination.'

July 07 2014 3:00 PM

It's been a year since Vladimir Putin signed the law banning LGBT 'propaganda,' and HRC has released a new report documenting ways it has become more dangerous in Russia.

June 30 2014 4:30 AM

From Putin's Olympic lies to an absurd Valentine's Day incident at a Russian elementary school, HRC lays out the impact of Russia's nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda.

June 28 2014 7:00 AM