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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.

Salman Tepsurkayev's forced apology to Ramzan Kadyrov and self-harm has sparked renewed calls for change.

September 08 2020 4:20 PM

The singer reaffirmed her commitment to freedom of speech when she shared a video of her 2012 speech in St. Petersburg.

July 20 2020 2:23 PM

Lawmakers are rushing to pass bills to further erode LGBTQ+ rights in the already hostile nation.

July 15 2020 6:03 PM

The Russian president is behind an insidious ad seeking to cement his power for decades.

June 04 2020 6:05 PM

Life for LGBTQ+ Russians in quarantine can be especially isolating, but thanks to Zoom they're making sure they're not alone. 

June 04 2020 5:00 AM

After exploring the AIDS crisis and the life of Marsha P. Johnson, filmmaker David France is back.

May 21 2020 6:00 PM
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