Ugandan President Will Only Sign Antigay Bill If Science Proves It's A Choice
January 27 2014 6:15 PM ET

Ugandan President Will Sign Antigay Bill if Science Proves It's A Choice

Sunnivie Brydum

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni said he will only sign the country's 'pAnti-Homosexuality Bill'p if scientists can prove that gay people are not born that way

Sochi Mayor: We Don't Have Gays in Our Town
January 27 2014 2:00 PM ET

Sochi Mayor: We Don't Have Gays in Our Town

Sunnivie Brydum

Sochi mayor Anatoly Pakhomov says there are no gay people in his Russian town — at least none that he knows of.

WATCH: Coke Ad Gets an Unforgettable Makeover as Protest for Sponsoring Olympics
January 25 2014 2:07 PM ET

WATCH: Activists Brilliantly Remix Coke Ad to Protest Olympics

Trudy Ring

Queer Nation has released a video putting a new spin on a classic Coke ad, while some LGBT advocates are using a McDonald's Twitter hashtag to protest Russia's antigay laws.

Azerbaijan Gay Activist Commits Suicide
January 25 2014 6:56 AM ET

Azerbaijan Gay Activist Commits Suicide

Trudy Ring

Isa Shakhmarli killed himself this week, apparently by hanging with a rainbow flag.

Russian Prime Minister: 'No Problem at All' With Gay Propaganda Ban
January 24 2014 3:28 PM ET

Russian PM: 'No Problem at All' With Gay Propaganda Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that he has no knowledge of the 'gay propaganda' ban being enforced and that he hasn't heard any complaints from LGBT Russians.

Prominent Kenyan Author Comes Out
January 22 2014 9:37 PM ET

Prominent Kenyan Author Comes Out

Trudy Ring

Prize-winning author Binyavanga Wainaina came out as gay over the weekend.

Antigay Russian Neo-Nazi Arrested in Cuba
January 21 2014 2:27 PM ET

Antigay Russian Neo-Nazi Arrested in Cuba

Sunnivie Brydum

Homophobic, violent neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich was arrested in Cuba over the weekend and will be extradited to Russia to face charges of extremism.

WATCH: Vice Is 'Young and Gay in Putin's Russia'
January 20 2014 4:42 PM ET

WATCH: Vice Is 'Young and Gay in Putin's Russia'

Sunnivie Brydum

Vice published its full video report on the homophobic environment in Russia, going inside the nation's underground LGBT communities and confronting members of the Orthodox Church.

Vladimir Putin Has Gay Friends?
January 20 2014 2:38 PM ET

Vladimir Putin Has Gay Friends?

Sunnivie Brydum

The Russian president contends that he can't be homophobic because he has gay friends and would like to meet Elton John.

Gay Nigerian: Antigay Law Is a Distraction From Real Problems
January 17 2014 4:44 PM ET

Gay Nigerian: Antigay Law Is a Distraction From Real Problems

Michelle Garcia

The first man to come out in Nigeria on national television was forced to flee three years after doing so. And he says the political climate has only gotten worse.

Ugandan President Hasn't Signed Bill Jailing 'Abnormal' Gays
January 17 2014 2:35 PM ET

Ugandan President Didn't Sign Bill Jailing 'Abnormal' Gays

Sunnivie Brydum

President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill at this point but still said that gay people are 'abnormal.'

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