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The Crazy (And Possibly Gay) Reason This Russian Politician Wants This Banknote Banned

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices

A Russian politician is referencing his country's "gay propaganda" law in hopes of overhauling the design of a banknote he's deemed pornographic. ...

WATCH: Gay Porn Mogul Tackles Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws For New Documentary

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay porn mogul Michael Lucas is tackling Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" laws as part of a new documentary. Lucas teamed up with director ...

Facing Death, Gay Couples Aim To 'Turn Straight' In Controversial NYC Play

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

A controversial theater piece that explores the alleged persecution of Russia's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community under Presiden...

A Queer Orthodoxy: Post-Soviet Russian Art Movement 'Club of Friends' Reunited in London

Kevin Childs | Posted 07.15.2014 | Arts
Kevin Childs

And so was born a new "unofficial" underground movement, the New Artists or, as they would become known, the Club of Friends.

Is This The Craziest Response To Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Win?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Russian lawmakers have proposed creating their own version of Eurovision after Europe's premier song competition was won by a bearded Austrian drag qu...

Group Aims To Ensure Olympics Will Never Be Held In Another Country With Anti-Gay Laws Again

AP | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure t...

The Russian Open Games: Thwarted at Every Turn by the Powers That Be, but a Success Nonetheless!

Greg Louganis | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

Konstantin and Elvina worked tirelessly to keep spirits high and prevent the obstacles -- bomb threats, a smoke bomb set off at one of the venues, hotels that had been booked in advance suddenly claiming they were under construction and turning away participants once they learned who we were -- from getting us down.

An Open Letter to Franklin Graham Regarding His Views on Homosexuality

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Frank, you have plenty of anti-gay people besides Putin to admire. And don't worry: Marriage for same-sex couples remains illegal in 33 U.S. states and most countries across the planet, and anti-LGBT attitudes and statutes are alive and well in our country and abroad.

WATCH: Russian 'Thugs' Violently Attack St. Pat's Event, Mistaking Group For Gay Activists

Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Footage of Russian "thugs" in the Siberian city of Irkutsk allegedly mistaking members of a St. Patrick's Day flashmob for gay rights activists and be...

My Trip to Moscow: It Wasn't Sochi

Greg Louganis | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

After the Olympics in Sochi -- and yes, I was rather disappointed that I was not a part of the official U.S. delegation -- there was the LGBT-affirming Russian Open Games in the five days between the end of the Olympics and the beginning of the Paralympics.

Why Go to Moscow as a Gay Man Living With HIV/AIDS?

Greg Louganis | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

It was for that 17-year-old boy who was tortured, beaten and raped with beer bottles and pissed on for just being himself. He was forced to say he was a pedophile. How can a 17-year-old boy be a pedophile?

To Russia With Love: 'The Devotion Project' Celebrates the Gay Love Putin Wants to Hide

Antony Osso | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Antony Osso

These films are meant to give hope to LGBTQ youth and adults in Russia. I've held fast to the notion that I'd be feel more gratified if I focused on the variety and specificity of our love, rather than condemning other viewpoints.

Michelangelo Signorile

Vladimir Vs. Vladimir: Italian Transgender Activist And Ex-MP Recalls Russian Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices

“The second time, I was very afraid,” said former Italian member of parliament Vladimir Luxuria, about her detention in Sochi, Russia after she de...

My Russian Dream: Time for Olympic Athletes to Step Up and Right Wrongs

Janet Mason | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Janet Mason

I appreciate that the athletes, including the ones who are openly gay, have trained long and hard to get to Sochi. That is exactly why they should speak out.

Why Hollywood's Pro-Gay Rights Stance 'Really Doesn't Play' In Russia

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The combination appeared custom-made for a grand display of Hollywood activism: a stirring human rights cause and the internation...

Was This Transgender Italian Ex-Lawmaker And Activist Detained At The Olympics?

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — An Italian gay-rights activist said she was detained by police at the Olympics after being stopped while carrying a rainbow fla...

Olympic Campaign On Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Fizzles

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A campaign to draw attention to Russia's anti-gay laws isn't gaining traction among Olympic athletes, who so far have avoided s...

Russia Pop Diva Says Country's Anti-Gay Laws Aren't 'Really About Gay People'

Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices

International superstars Madonna, Cher and Lady Gaga haven't minced words when it comes to Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" laws. Now, Russian ...

Defending Principle 6, Sport as a Human Right

Ciarán ó Lionáird | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Ciarán ó Lionáird

Why, in this apparent sea of nirvana, are we as athletes choosing to speak out in support of the oppressed LGBT community in Russia?

An Urgent Warning to All Parents: This Gay Man Is Targeting Your Children

Noah Michelson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

I don't want you to walk away from this letter thinking that I'm not targeting your children. I most certainly am. Here are just a few things I want your kids to know.

What Will Happen To Russia's Gay Community After The Olympics?

Posted 02.13.2014 | Gay Voices

With the 2014 Winter Olympics well underway in Sochi, Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" laws have been dominating headlines around the world. Bu...

Debbie Harry Rips Russia Over LGBT Rights, Rejects Gig Offer

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Blondie passed on the opportunity to perform a 45-minute set in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, citing concerns over civil rights abuses in Russia a...

LOOK: An Inside Peek At Sochi's Embattled LGBT Community

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The mascara-lined eyes of a petite man dressed in a tuxedo greet visitors after they buzz at the armor-plated door of a one-sto...

Restaurant Offers A (Tasty) Way To Sound Off On Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices

One New York eatery is making its stance on Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" law clear with a spirited new menu in time for the 2014 Winter Gam...

Fuss Over Anti-Gay Russian Law Is Exaggerated, Lesbian Olympian Claims

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

By David Ljunggren ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Lesbian Austrian ski jumper and gay rights advocate Daniela Iraschko-Stolz sa...