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.

"The sounds of torture are just there all day," a survivor of detention camps tells Human Rights Watch. 

May 26 2017 5:54 PM

"No entry for faggots" read a wooden plate at the entrance to one of German Sterligov's shops in Moscow.

May 26 2017 3:16 PM

Leila was attacked in Moscow by a fellow Chechen who said, “When will you stop disgracing your people?”

May 24 2017 2:11 PM

Gay Russians gathered to speak about the importance of being out in their communities at Brighton Beach Pride.

May 22 2017 3:58 PM

Elena and Meg spent 10 months on the ocean in otder to be together, a story Elena shares in a new book.

3:18 PM

As special counsel, Robert Mueller will have a greater degree of autonomy than attorneys with the Justice Department.

May 17 2017 6:58 PM

"We are almost done, we have made lots of progress," LGBT activist Zoryan Kis said about the incomplete rainbow arch in Ukraine's capital city of Kiev.

May 11 2017 2:38 PM
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