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Will Russia's Gay Rights Violations Prompt Spike In Asylum Seekers?

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

AMSTERDAM, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The Dutch foreign minister on Tuesday denounced Russia's law banning homosexual "propaganda" among minors and said the ...

Why Johnny Weir Is Planning To Hold His Tongue On Russia's Anti-Gay Laws During The Olympics

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Johnny Weir might be best known for his over-the-top performances, but the openly gay U.S. Olympic skater has vowed to stay uncharacteristically tight...

Olympics Officials Back Gay Rights, But Warn 'We Are Not A Human Rights Organization'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Steve Keating PARK CITY, Utah Oct 1 (Reuters) - U.S. Olympic officials said on Tuesday they support amending the Olympic Charter to ...

'No One Would Lift A Finger' Against Alleged Sex Offender If He Were Gay, Putin Claims

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

VALDAI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin rallied behind his old friend Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday, saying the former Italian pri...

Could This Man Be Key To Russia's Gay Rights Battle?

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* Moscow mayoral candidate says bans are unconstitutional * Navalny faces jail but is seeking office in capital * Putin ...

Michelangelo Signorile

MLK's Son Discusses His Father's Gay Rights Legacy

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

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” sp...

Stockholm's Russian Embassy Sidewalk Gets Rainbow Makeover From LGBT Rights Advocates (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Swedish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates offered their colorful stance on Russia's controversial anti-gay legislation ov...

Why I'm an LGBT Activist Against a U.S. Boycott of the Russian Olympics

Jonathan Wolfman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jonathan Wolfman

I am not yet convinced that pressing for a U.S. Winter Olympics boycott is the best way activists and others can make a positive difference.

Boycotting the Winter Olympics Isn't Enough

Eden Walker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Eden Walker

With the failure of governments to act in the name of the voters in anything other than war and death it's up to the LGBT community to take action on our own, we have to stoke this fire and fan the flames until people do listen.

Putin Is 'Czar Of Homophobia,' Say London Protesters

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Costas Pitas LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people protested in London on Saturday against a Russian anti-gay propaganda la...

Pro-LGBT Petition With Over 300,000 Signatures To Be Delivered To Olympic Committee

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

On Aug. 7, prominent LGBT advocacy organization All Out will deliver the culminating results of an international effort to condemn anti-LGBT legislati...

Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Should Be 'Supported, Celebrated,' Pundit Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

True to form, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer sounded off on Russia's "gay propaganda" legislation, saying the controversial laws shou...

Will Worldwide Boycotts Impact Russia's Stance On The Gay Community?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The worldwide boycott against Stolichnaya vodka in response to the Russian government’s anti-gay crackdown was the subject of a spirited "Rubin Repo...

WATCH: This Gay Olympian Won't Return To The Closet For Russia

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Amid the controversy surrounding Russia's "gay propaganda" ban as the country prepares to host the 2014 Olympic Games, openly gay Olympic speed skater...

Bad News For LGBT Tourists In Russia

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bad news for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travelers hoping to visit Russia, as foreign tourists will now be subjected to the same "ga...

Discrimination Makes Me Russian

Daniel Davidson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Davidson

As a result of Russia's quest to quash free speech for all and persecute its LGBT citizens in particular, I suddenly feel very connected to Russia, and the Russian in me is screaming. My heritage may not always be at the forefront of how I identify, but it is an undeniable part of me.

Gay Rights Rally Gets The Ax In Moscow

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Moscow city authorities on Wednesday again turned down demands for a gay rights rally in the Russian capital later this month, warning organisers that...

More Bad News For Russia's Gay Community

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* Bill overwhelmingly approved by lower house * Russian police break up "kiss-in" over anti-gay law * Critics say bill i...

Russia Cracks Down On Gay 'Kiss-In'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Russian police detained 20 people on Friday when gay activists tried to stage a "kiss...

Russia To Examine Soldiers' Genitals As Part Of 'Gay Tattoo' Directive?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russia is reportedly planning to go to shockingly intimate lengths to ensure that its military is devoid of gay participants. The St. Petersburg T...

Is Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Legislation Aimed At Outlawing Homosexuality?

Kommersant/Worldcruch | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

MOSCOW- Russian lawmakers introduced a bill this week that would punish "homosexual propaganda" directed at minors. This comes on the heels of the rec...

WATCH: LGBT Group Slams Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Proposal

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Russian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) film festival has released a haunting ad condemning a proposed bill prohibiting the distributi...