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Gay Activists Detained By Police At Russian Flash Mob

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay 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 05.24.2015 | Gay Voices

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

Russia Bans Trans People And Those With 'Disorders Of Sexual Preference' From Driving [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices

UPDATE Jan. 16, 2015: Russian Health Ministry spokesman Oleg Salagai said the new restrictions will not affect transgender drivers, according to the A...

Neo-Nazi Known For Torturing Russian Gays Has Sentence Reduced

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Russian neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich, who has reportedly made videos torturing gay men, has had his five-year labor camp sentence reduced to less than...

The Surprise (Gay) Reason Russia Is Axing This Student Exchange Program With The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Russia has canceled a popular high school exchange program with the U.S. after a gay Russian student requested asylum based on his sexual orientation....

New Documentary Examines 'Hell For Homosexuals'

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2014 | Gay 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 10.02.2014 | Gay 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...

Johnny Weir Isn't Done With Russia Just Yet

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is set to host a new documentary about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes that was partly shot i...

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 10.10.2014 | Gay Voices

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

Parade Honoring Eurovision's Conchita Wurst Axed Over Possible LGBT Clashes

AP | Posted 05.16.2014 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow authorities have turned down gay activists' application to hold a parade honoring drag queen Conchita Wurst, winner of this yea...

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...

Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Triumph Is 'The End Of Europe,' Russian Official Claims

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Victory for Austria's bearded transvestite Conchita Wurst at the Eurovision Song Contest prompted an outpouring of anti-gay anger from Russian politic...

Gay Tennis Legend: 'I'm Worried About The LGBT community For Their safety'

AP | MELISSA MURPHY | Posted 03.02.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King's taxi ride home after the Sochi Olympics included a revelation. She learned Jason Collins joined the Brooklyn Net...

Gay Russian Athletes: 'Sports Is A Human Right'

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2014 | Gay Voices

By Katya Golubkova MOSCOW, March 1 (Reuters) - Disruption and police intrusions marred Russia's first open Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and ...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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 ...