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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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Why Olympians Are 'Kind Of Torn' Over Russia's Anti-Gay Law

AP | JOHN LEICESTER | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Olympic competition first, gay rights maybe later. Plenty of athletes made clear before traveling to Sochi how unhappy they we...

Why Aren't Asian Leaders Bothered By Russia's Gay Rights Stance?

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Chinese counterpart appear not to be bothered by the international ruckus over Russia's law ...

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

Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay 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 Activists Nabbed In St. Petersburg Ahead Of Sochi Olympics

AP | Posted 04.09.2014 | Gay Voices

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police arrested several gay rights activists protesting in St. Petersburg and Moscow on the opening day of the...

How Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Ban Is Being Enforced

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 02.06.2014 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW (AP) — When the Sochi Winter Olympics begin Friday, many will be watching to see whether Russia will enforce its law banning gay "propaganda"...

New Complaints About Russia's Anti-Gay Law Arise As Olympics Near

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A U.S. Olympic sponsor and U.N. panel condemned a Russian law criticized as a stifling of gay rights as protests took place aro...

Gay Lawmaker Has Surprise Plan For Sochi

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay 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 01.31.2014 | Gay 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 01.29.2014 | Gay 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 01.23.2014 | Gay 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 03.26.2014 | Gay 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 01.23.2014 | Gay 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 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

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

Detained By Police...For A Rainbow Flag?

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW (AP) — A gay Russian protester has been detained for unfurling a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometow...

Chris Pine: Russia's Anti-Gay Law Is 'Extraordinary And Awful'

AP | RYAN PEARSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Chris Pine says the U.S. should have done more in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics to protest Russia's anti-gay legisla...