Russia may have adopted a few modern trappings, but this in-depth look examines how LGBT lives there have only gotten worse in the last several decades.
Hours before the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi, Google updates its homepage to show solidarity with LGBT Russians and Olympic athletes and spectators.
The hunky star of the CW's Arrow took to Facebook to air his feelings about Russia's antigay attitudes and the negative impact holding the Games in a homophobic country is having on the Olympic spirit.
The activists, demonstrating at the Olympic countdown clock in St. Petersburg, were quickly cited by police officers.
Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak echoed President Putin's remarks, saying adults have a right to 'understand their sexual activity,' but adding, 'Please do not touch kids. That’s the only thing.'
Underwear models Brandon Robert Brown and Colby Melvin help spread the word about the Uprising of Love organization’s effort to provide Pride Houses around the country during the Sochi Winter Games.
If Russian legislators hope to keep a lid on all LGBT representations during the Winter Games in Sochi, they may want to consider removing a few Olympic events.