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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.

The Constitutional Court of Russia says the LGBT propaganda law prevents the country from acting like other European countries that have 'deformed traditional values of family and marriage.'

September 28 2014 1:36 PM

Russian singer Julia Volkova says gay men have 'no right to be a fag,' but that women should be able to love whomever they want.

September 19 2014 6:37 PM

We mustn't 'forget about our brothers and sisters abroad,' says Black.

September 15 2014 6:45 PM

Danny Fisk details his 'transformative' encounter with Vlad Slavskiy, an 18-year-old Russian LGBT activist participating in NYC's Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality.

September 15 2014 7:30 AM

Crimea's thuggish new leader tells media LGBT people have no place in the former Ukrainian province, where a harsh crackdown is under way.

September 04 2014 2:28 PM

If these two Russian politicians were hoping to drown out the Austrian drag queen's voice, they may want to check the volume on their bigotry. 

September 03 2014 8:34 PM
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