Driving the governmental, religious, and popular disdain for gays and lesbians, the Russian president became the single greatest threat to LGBTs in the world in 2014.
RT correspondent Sara Firth quits in protest of network's pro-Russian government bias.
The Daily Beast reports that some big LGBT donors to President Obama's election campaigns have been barred from entering Russia.
On Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart reads an open letter to Franklin Graham, deeming his support of Vladimir Putin "breathtakingly offensive."
Liz Wahl, an American anchor on Russia's RT network, resigned yesterday, citing ethical and moral conflicts related to Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
Dmitry Kiselyov last year said gay people should not be organ or blood donors, and if they die in an accident, their hearts should be buried or burned to prevent transplantation.
Damian Siqueiros's "To Russia with Love" crowd-funding project portrays iconic queer figures from Russia's history, tracing a line from 19th century to the present.
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.
While there is no one way to register unhappiness with Russia's laws and antigay violence, some are much colder than others.