The president releases a statement saying that signing the bill "will mark a serious setback for all those around the world who share a commitment to freedom, justice and equal rights.”
The lawmaker will sign an anti-homosexuality bill that mandates sentences — including life in prison — for those accused of either having sex with members of their own gender, not reporting LGBT people to authorities, or supporting LGBT people or civil rights.
Fourteen young men were dragged out of bed and beaten in the middle of the night for being allegedly gay.
Responding to a British documentary exposing Russia's violent antigay climate, the Russian embassy in London claims Russia's anti-LGBT sentiment is no worse than the U.K.'s harassment of redheads.
From Iceland to Ireland, and Topeka, Kan., to Washington, D.C., activists around the world stood in solidarity Monday with LGBT Ugandans fighting to defeat a bill that would criminalize their very existence.
The International Olympic Committee will not be bothered by the arrest of more than a dozen peaceful protesters in Moscow and St. Petersburg on Friday.
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.