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.'
In the first Pride celebration since India's Supreme Court recriminalized gay sex, LGBT Indians came out in droves.
The demonstration was designed to persuade the state Senate to pass gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination protections.
In a rare move for the Russian judicial system, three men were convicted of brutally murdering a man they perceived to be gay.
Organizers of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston say LGBT organizations are banned from participating because they 'are sending out the wrong messages.'
2,000 people gathered in Stockholm's Olympic Stadium to show their support of LGBT people in Russia by singing the Russian National Anthem surrounded by rainbow flags.
The lawmaker who introduced St. Petersburg's ban on 'gay propaganda' filed a complaint against a journalist who hosts a social networking group that shares letters from LGBT teens.
The LGBT activist says he doesn't expect the suit to succeed in Russian courts but hopes to bring the case to the European Court of Human Rights.