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.

Russians held a Pride rally in a free speech zone in Saint Petersburg, but police said they didn't have authorization. 

August 14 2017 3:43 PM

LLC Hardcore, which denied a man a job based on his appearance, has been forced to compensate him. 

August 09 2017 6:52 PM

Neither the president, the vice president, nor the secretary of State has taken action on the antigay atrocities in the Russian region.

August 09 2017 5:05 AM

Deportation of Khudoberdi Nurmatov, who writes under the pen name Ali Feruz, has been stayed for now, but his future is uncertain.

August 06 2017 4:41 PM

Our failing president admires Putin's way of doing things, including targeting LGBT people for discrimination.

July 31 2017 5:04 AM

It Gets Better Project helped compile hundreds of empowering messages in one powerful video.

July 28 2017 2:03 PM

Rumors circulate over the cancellation of the Bolshoi Ballet's biographical take on famed dancer Rudolf Nureyev. ​

July 13 2017 9:05 PM
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