iOS app Android app

Russia Gay Laws

The Ripple Effect Of Russia's Anti-Gay Laws

AP | DAVID CRARY and LISA LEFF | Posted 09.28.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- Russian vodka and the Winter Olympics in Sochi. For now, those are the prime targets as gays in the United States and elsewhere propose bo...

Johnny Weir Sounds Off On The Possibility Of Gay Athletes Boycotting Russian Olympics

Posted 07.26.2013 | Gay Voices

U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir sounded off on pleas for a 2014 Sochi Olympics boycott in the wake of controversial anti-gay legislation in Russia. ...

WATCH: Russian Soldiers Share Steamy Gay Kiss In New Music Video

Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices

British indie-pop band Autoheart send an artistic message on Russia's infamous "gay propaganda" laws in the new music video for their single "Moscow."...

LOOK: Tilda Swinton Makes Major Gay Move In Russia

Posted 07.05.2013 | Gay Voices

A photograph of Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton defending Russia's beleaguered lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by ...

Russia To Ban Gay Couples From Adopting

AP | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW — Russia is on its way to sharply limiting the adoption of children by people from countries that allow same-sex marriage. Under a measu...

Discrimination Makes Me Russian

Daniel Davidson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay 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.

More Bad News For Russia's Gay Community

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA and MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW -- A bill that stigmatizes gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality won overwhelming approval Tuesday in Russia'...

Uh Oh... Some Russians Are Pissed Off About Elton John's Really Gay Clothes

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Russia really knows how to celebrate Pride Month! After the country's public feuds with Madonna, Pussy Riot, and their own LGBT community, it's no...

Did Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Fuel Alleged Hate Crime?

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

* Investigators says man was killed because he was gay * Follows killing of a gay man last month * Activists say bill to...

Gay Activists Detained At Pride Rally

AP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW -- Gay-rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, but a heavy police presence ...

Gay Rights Rally Gets The Ax In Moscow

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay 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...

Russian Man 'Raped With Beer Bottles,' Tortured To Death For Being Gay

Agence France Presse | Anna Smolchenko | Posted 07.12.2013 | Gay Voices

A 23-year-old man has been tortured to death in Russia in an apparent homophobic attack, investigators said Sunday, amid growing fears by rights group...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Russian Gay Activist Beaten By Neo-Nazi Group

Posted 03.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Shocking footage of a Russian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activist being beaten by a group of alleged neo-Nazis is making the...

Russian City Loses High-Profile Partnership Over Anti-Gay Law

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

In support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, Venice is seeking to cut ties with its sister city St. Petersburg, reports ...

More Bad News For Russia's Gay Community

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices

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

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

Posted 01.26.2013 | Gay 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...

LOOK: Russian Gay Protesters Pelted With Eggs During Kiss-In Protest

Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A group of Russian gay rights advocates were pelted with rotten eggs as they protested a proposed "homosexual propaganda" law in Moscow. City poli...