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.

If the reports of official violence are true, "this violation of human rights cannot be ignored," says Haley. 

April 17 2017 7:48 PM

The Trump administration should raise the issue directly with Russia, the former vice president says.

April 14 2017 6:07 PM

The Kremlin says there's nothing to see in Chechyna, but journalists in the region disagree. 

April 14 2017 2:58 PM

Those who have escaped Chechnya are coming forward with stories of beatings, electric shocks, and more.

April 14 2017 10:21 AM

Protesters draped in rainbow flags shouted "close the camps" and laid pink flowers at the front gate of London's Russian Embassy, according to the UK's Evening Standard.

April 12 2017 7:36 PM

The LGBT rights group wants Tillerson to press Vladimir Putin and others regarding the attacks on gay men in the Russian republic of Chechnya.

April 12 2017 4:53 PM

GLAAD's president is calling on Haley to "condemn this humanitarian crisis."

April 11 2017 5:00 PM