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Why Russia's Antigay Ways Didn't End With Communism

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.


WATCH: Meet the Out Athletes Changing The Game

Blake Skjellerup, Robbie Rogers, and Brittney Griner share their personal stories in Journey of the Gay Athlete, airing Saturday on CNN International.

Retired German Pro Soccer Player Thomas Hitzlsperger Announces He's Gay

The German international player came out in a magazine interview published Wednesday.

WATCH: Janet Napolitano 'Evolves' on Marriage Equality

The former Department of Homeland Security secretary and current Olympic delegate discussed security and LGBT rights ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, next month.

New York Officials Demand Olympic Sponsors Take Action

New York's comptroller sent a letter demanding major Olympic sponsors take action against Russia's LGBT oppression.

Covered California Targets LGBT Consumers

Covered California announces statewide partnership in targeting LGBT people to enroll in the Affordable Care Act.

'You Can Play' and NFL Team Up With LGBT Youth

You Can Play and the NFL announced a new initiative to create connections between LGBT youth and professional athletes.

Let 'Bridegroom' Explain the Urgency of Equality

Shane Bitney Crone talks to The Advocate about one of the most important LGBT films this year, which debuts on Netflix and Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network on Sunday.

Imam Urges Russians to Boycott 'Pederast' Elton John

A Russian imam urged a boycott of Elton John's December show, and tossed out a few hateful slurs just for good measure.

Sens. Baldwin, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Provide Fairness to Domestic Partners

The Democratic senator from Wisconsin and the Maine Republican are among the bipartisan sponsors in both chambers of Congress who've signed on to support the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2013.

Labor Dept. Issues New Rules for Same-Sex Marriages, Benefits

With the fall of section 3 of DOMA comes new rules on rights and benefits for married gay and lesbian couples.