Russia

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.

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

January 26 2015 6:45 PM

You've got to hand it to Vladimir Putin's Russia: Just when you think they've thought of everything, leading Russian anti-LGBT forces get even more creative.

January 08 2015 8:36 PM

The good news is that Timur Isayev's efforts to destroy the careers and lives of gay teachers recently backfired and landed him in jail for unrelated crimes.

December 30 2014 6:04 AM

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
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