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.

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.

November 13 2014 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