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.

Putin will create a group to investigate the claims, which he refers to as "well-known information, or rumors" about men "with a nontraditional sexual orientation."

May 05 2017 4:45 PM

Protesters wanted to raise awareness of the human rights abuses being committed against gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. 

May 01 2017 5:51 PM

The Bay Area resident had been held in immigration detention for more than a month in Miami.

April 28 2017 3:30 PM

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova continually shut down Couric during an interview on Yahoo News when asked questions about the torture and killing of Chechen gay men.

April 28 2017 2:28 PM

A gay, HIV-positive Russian man is afraid he might be deported back to his native country. 

April 27 2017 5:27 PM

Rubio blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for enabling the attacks.

April 25 2017 4:43 PM