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The Whole World Pretty Much Despises Putin and Russia, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't winning any popularity contests, at least not outside his country. According to a Pew Research Center survey re...

Here's Why LGBT Equality Must Be About More Than the U.S.

Kevin Jennings | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Jennings

We in the U.S. are not, in fact, the world. We need to cure our movement of its myopia and remember that justice for the LGBT community is a global cause, spreading far beyond our borders.

Gay Activists Detained After Unsanctioned LGBT Rally In Moscow

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

MOSCOW, May 30 (Reuters) - Police broke up an unsanctioned gay rights rally in central Moscow on Saturday, detaining around 20 people, including ant...

LGBT Rights -- Modernity vs. Forces of Yesteryear

András Simonyi | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
András Simonyi

No matter what, we need to be clear about our vision on global LGBT rights, so we can develop a better strategy and translate it into a sound, reliable and realistic policy. We should act, be relentless and impatient when there is an immediate need to protect individuals across the globe.

The International LGBT Community Has a Goal... But No Strategy

András Simonyi | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
András Simonyi

Developing a "Strategic Concept for the LGBT Community" is long overdue. This, while US leadership is important, must be the result of a truly international cooperation. It must become a priority for the transatlantic community.

LOOK: Lesbians See Anti-Gay Pundit, Do Something Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Seated next to one of Russia's most notorious anti-gay pundits on an airplane is the perfect time to kiss your same-sex partner. A lesbian couple ...

Robbie Rogers Lashes Out At FIFA

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

Though Robbie Rogers hasn't appeared for the U.S. national soccer team since 2011, the Los Angeles Galaxy defender, as an openly gay athlete, has a un...

The Absolutely Crazy Reason Russian Priest Says Football Is A 'Homosexual Abomination'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

Alexander Shumsky, a Russian priest and member of the Russian Writers Union, published a scathing critique of the FIFA World Cup on Monday, denouncing...

What Hillary Clinton Said About LGBT Rights That You Need to Hear

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

Clinton made the hard choice to defend the human rights of the international LGBT community and, in her interview with Terry Gross, she reminds us that none of us lives on an island. We are a global community. It is not enough to fight for equality at home.

This Russian Politician Does NOT Want Drag Queen Performing At Eurovision

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst, best known for performing in full make-up and tight dresses while rocking a beard, has received mixed reactions to...

Say It Loud: I'm Gay and I'm proud? Not in 1970s Philadelphia. Enter Doctor Anonymous: Part 1 of 3

Robert Gagnier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Gagnier

Although a work of fiction, Doctor Anonymous was inspired by a watershed moment in LGBT history when Doctor John E. Fryer, wearing a mask and using a voice-distorting microphone, declared himself a homosexual

Is This What Russia Means By 'Gay Propaganda'?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After officially launching on Feb. 13, a Russian language book titled Gay Propaganda: Russian Love Stories has gained global attention in the face of ...

Anna Aagenes, GO! Athletes Executive Director, Talks Olympics and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

GO! Athletes has created the #Out4Olympics campaign in response to the public outcry over Russia's anti-LGBT policies. I talked to Aagenes about the importance of this campaign and her spin on LGBT issues.

What Our Demand of the International Olympic Committee Should Be

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

Now that we have the stage and international limelight to hear our cause and the plight of LGBT equality, we need to come together to plan next steps.

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

Janet Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

How to Be Perfect (Matthew 5:38-48)

Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto | Posted 04.20.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Eric D. Barreto

'Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.' Seriously, Jesus? Have you even met some of us? Have you seen the depths of our jealousies, the breadth of our greed? Have you noticed how insatiable our egos are? How deeply insecure we all are?

LOOK: Rihanna Offers Support To LGBT Russians

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rihanna took to Instagram over the weekend in order to make a statement of solidarity with members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT...

LOOK: Queer Russian Artist Showcases Friends And Lovers (NSFW Graphic Content)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

(Note: The slideshow below contains full-frontal nudity and may not be appropriate for viewing in workplace or other sensitive environments) With t...

A Heartwarming Valentine For LGBT Russians

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics underway and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Russians still subject to a pervasive climate of fear a...

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

Sochi Is Especially Hard On Gay Reporters

Posted 02.13.2014 | Comedy

Forget the gay athletes and fans who are in danger of running afoul of Russia's gay propaganda laws, the gay reporters may be the ones having the roug...

How To Make Olympic Luge Look Slightly Less Gay

Posted 02.13.2014 | Comedy

There have been a lot of creative responses to Russia's anti-gay laws amidst the Sochi Olympics. One delightfully provocative spot appeared a little o...

ABC News' Disturbing Coverage Of Russia Anti-Gay Laws

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.13.2014 | Media

While most of the nation's attention is on the Winter Olympic games in Sochi, ABC News is looking at a different story in Russia. ABC News' chief f...

Buddy Cole Does It Again

Posted 02.12.2014 | Comedy

On Monday's "Colbert Report", Buddy Cole (Scott Thompson) learned all about Russia's anti-gay laws and how not to run afoul of them in Sochi. He r...

OMG: Buddy Cole Is Back!

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy

"Kids In The Hall" fans, REJOICE! Buddy Cole, Scott Thompson's inspired character from his "KITH" days, has returned to television, this time helpi...