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Gay Activists Detained By Police At Russian Flash Mob

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2016 | Queer Voices

MOSCOW, May 17 (Reuters) - Russian police detained 17 protesters on Sunday as they gathered in central Moscow to release colorful balloons into the ...

Russia's Latest Anti-Gay Move Is An EPIC Fail

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

(Adds new U.S. quote) By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, March 24 (Reuters) - Russia failed on Tuesday in a bid to sto...

New Documentary Examines 'Hell For Homosexuals'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Brian Lowry LOS ANGELES (Variety) - Deeply disturbing, HBO's "Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia" documents elaborate harassmen...

'In Russia, There Is No Such Thing As A Gay Hate Crime'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Director Ben Steele dropped by HuffPost Live this week to discuss his new HBO documentary, "Hunted: The War On Gays In Russia." "Anti-gay attitude...

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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 ...

Michelangelo Signorile

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 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.

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

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...

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

LOOK: Blondie Tweets Amazing Response To Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It seems Blondie's Debbie Harry has joined fellow pop icons Madonna, Cher and Lady Gaga in speaking out against Russia's controversial "gay propaganda...

Gay Lawmaker Has Surprise Plan For Sochi

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* This is normal, says Norwegian minister * Dutch PM and King face pressure not to go to Sochi * Putin faces criticism o...

52 Olympians Push For Russia To Repeal 'Gay Propaganda' Laws Ahead Of Sochi Games

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Fifty-two Olympic athletes, including 12 current Winter Games competitors, are pushing Russia to repeal its controversial "gay propaganda" legislation...

You Should Have The 'Death Penalty' If You 'Recruit' Kids Into Being Gay, Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klingenschmitt is defending Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" legislation, saying that being lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans...

Russia's Gay Laws, Putin's LGBT Stance Discussed By Activists At Davos Panel

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" laws were discussed at length as part of an LGBT rights panel sponsored by The Huffington Post and Microsoft o...

EU Tries To Impose 'Alien View' Of Homosexuality, Russian Officials Claim

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* Russia takes aim at EU rights abuses * Moscow on defensive over new law before Olympics * Russian official warns athle...

'We Need To See' Russia's Anti-Gay Laws In The U.S., Right-Wing Pundits Claim

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russia's "gay propaganda" legislation has sparked outrage from international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates, but a pai...

Anti-Gay Putin Claims He's 'Friendly' With Gay People

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russian President Vladimir Putin has spearheaded some of the strictest policies against the LGBT community in Russia's history. Under the new Russi...

Orthodox Church Makes Surprise Move On Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Agence France Presse | Dmitry Zaks | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russia's powerful Orthodox Church proposed Friday a referendum on banning gay relations in the face of Western pressure over human rights ahead of nex...

Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Shouldn't Overshadow Olympics, Says Tennis Legend

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The controversy swirling around Russia's anti-gay policies should not overshadow the at...

Russian MP And Opera Diva Slams 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A member of Russia's parliament is speaking out against the nation's controversial "gay propaganda" legislation. As both the Wall Street Journal a...

'It's A Green Light For Violence Against LGBT People'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Russian gay rights advocates called for increased pressure on the International Olympic ...

Olympics Officials Pressured To Investigate Russia's Anti-Gay Law For Themselves

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

PARIS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Gay rights activists on Saturday asked International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach to launch an independent ...

Russia Urged 'To Promote Social Inclusion Without Discrimination' During Olympics

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* Russia adopted ban in June on gay "propaganda" for minors * Putin said there will be no discrimination at Sochi games ...