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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 ...

Gays and Rights

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It is never too late to give up our prejudices. Henry David Thoreau, Walden There are things to be grateful for. Our bigotry is much more civili...

Russian Gay-Pride Parade Ends With Clashes, Arrests

AP | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A gay rights rally in St. Petersburg has ended in scuffles after several dozen protesters we...

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

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

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

NYC Bar Owners Join Russian Vodka Boycott

AP | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- New York City bar owners poured bottles of Russian vodka into the streets of Manhattan on Monday in a protest against Russia's crackdown o...

A Major First For Russia's Gay Community In NYC

Posted 07.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Russia's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community continues to face increasing levels of persecution in Moscow and St. Petersburg. But ...

To Russia With #VirtualPride

Cooper Smith Koch | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Cooper Smith Koch

Last year, a law was passed in Russia that made it illegal to hold LGBT pride parades for 100 years. But that's not stopping our LGBT Russian comrades, or any of us outside Russia, for that matter, from lining the streets of Moscow to celebrate all things LGBT -- virtually, at least.

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 ...

Putin: Gay Russians 'Enjoy The Same Rights And Freedoms As Everyone Else'

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM, April 8 (Reuters) - Russia does not discriminate against homosexuals, Russian President Vladimir Putin told reporters in Amsterdam on Mon...

Gay Rights Advocates Await Russian President's Arrival

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM — Vladimir Putin faced hundreds of protesters ranging from gay rights activists to a topless feminist group during his visit to German...

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...

LOOK: NYC Exhibit Takes Intimate Look At Gay Russian Asylum Seekers

Posted 10.26.2012 | Gay Voices

"The models' nakedness is a powerful visual statement imbued with symbolism. They are not nude but naked, for they had courage to shed the many layers...

See You In 2112? Moscow Upholds Gay Pride Ban For 100 Years

Posted 08.17.2012 | Gay Voices

International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are crying foul after a top court ruled to uphold a ban on Pride marches ...

Russian Gay Activists Arrested In St. Petersburg

AP | Posted 07.07.2012 | Gay Voices

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Russian police have broken up attempts to hold two gay rights rallies in St. Petersburg, which this spring adopted a law aga...

Dozens Detained In Moscow Gay Pride Rally

AP | By ALEXANDER TIKHOMIROV | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Gay activists tried to stage two demonstrations in Moscow on Sunday to demand the right to hold a gay pride parade in the Russian capital, b...

Madonna Vows To Oppose St. Petersburg's 'Gay Propaganda' Law During Upcoming Tour

Posted 03.21.2012 | Gay Voices

Madonna will use her upcoming performance in Russia to speak out against St. Petersburg's controversial "gay propaganda" law. "I will come to St. ...

St. Petersburg Approves 'Gay Promotion' Bill Banning Pride Events And LGBT Organizations

Posted 02.08.2012 | Gay Voices

International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are crying foul after the Russian city of St. Petersburg yesterday approv...

40 Detained During Moscow Gay Pride Rally

AP | Posted 12.02.2011 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW -- Russian police say they have detained dozens of anti-gay protesters and gay rights activists during a gay pride rally in central Moscow. Sa...

Gay Pride Demonstrators Attacked, Detained In Russia

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.25.2011 | World

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – Russian police on Saturday detained 14 gay rights activists trying to hold an unsanctioned demonstration in St. Peters...