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.

Eugene — who moved from St. Petersburg to Los Angeles a year ago — describes why he had to leave the only home he ever knew.

February 15 2018 4:23 AM

A new study found a major decline in support for the gay community over the past 20 years — even among young people.

January 12 2018 9:01 PM

Senator Sergei Kalashnikov scoffed at all political correctness including protecting the "rights of sexual minorities."

December 27 2017 4:18 PM

"If they can’t cope with a few naked bums, then frankly that’s quite sad."

December 05 2017 8:51 PM

Displays of same-sex affection may not be welcome, and racial and ethnic minorities could face harassment, warns an antidiscrimination group.

November 29 2017 9:07 PM

Perpetrators seem to perceive government support for their actions, says an activist.

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