News from within the borders of Russia and the fight for LGBT equality there. The country's president, Vladimir Putin, ignited an international firestorm in the summer after signing the so-called gay propaganda law, which prohibits positive depictions of LGBT people in the Russian media. Russia is a country in southern Eurasia. It is also the world's largest country, although it ranks eighth most populous. Russia has a rich cultural heritage, and has contributed such figures as Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov, Anna Pavlova, and Igor Stravinsky.

The Novoulyanovsk city manager withdrew the permit, citing a desire to protect children from "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations."

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Saving a photo on a social media site was enough to provoke the wrath of those who enforce Russia's antigay laws.

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She and a group of Broadway stars joined the ongoing "Kremlin Annex" protest outside the White House.

August 07 2018 2:02 PM

After a request to hold a parade was denied, demonstrators held a protest.

August 04 2018 3:55 PM

The man Trump so admires oversaw a ban on LGBT "propaganda" and allowed the murder of gay men in Chechnya. 

July 27 2018 4:01 AM

The out MSNBC anchor said the president puts the interests of the Russian governnment first.

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