Russia

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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