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