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.

Bekkhan Yusupov says he's not gay and assertions that he is destroyed his reputation.

February 06 2019 11:49 AM

The U.S. has not offered asylum to any Chechen fleeing anti-LGBTQ persecution and has become increasingly hostile to those seeking it.

January 29 2019 2:39 PM

The Russian republic's antigay crackdown has been going on for two years, but there has been a spike in detentions since December.

January 11 2019 2:06 PM Updated

Homophobic NASA head Jim Bridenstine invited far-right nationalist Dmitry Rogozin to speak at both their headquarters and Rice University. 

January 06 2019 7:35 PM