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.

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

The mass protest will be held near the Russian embassy in London on Wednesday, April 12, according to Gay Star News.

April 11 2017 4:17 PM

LGBT activists continue to speak out about citizens being detained in Russia's Chechnya region with some reports of prisoners being raped, tortured and killed.

April 10 2017 3:30 PM

New details have emerged about a horrific "purge" in the Russian region, the likes of which haven't been seen since the Holocaust.

April 10 2017 2:59 PM
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