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.
While in Russia, we explored the short history of Sochi’s drag culture and the queens who started it.
The Russian president contends LGBT people will be welcome in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, as long as they don't try to speak to children.
The report, from Russia's Foreign Ministry, also calls out 'xenophobia, racism, violent nationalism, and neo-Nazism' in Europe.
The former Department of Homeland Security secretary and current Olympic delegate discussed security and LGBT rights ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, next month.