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Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws Are Targeting A Surprising New Group

AP | IRINA TITOVA | Posted 04.02.2015 | Gay Voices

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. W...

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...

The International LGBT Community Has a Goal... But No Strategy

András Simonyi | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
András Simonyi

Developing a "Strategic Concept for the LGBT Community" is long overdue. This, while US leadership is important, must be the result of a truly international cooperation. It must become a priority for the transatlantic community.

Russia: Don't Let the Trans People Drive the Bus!

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Eliot Borenstein

For several years now, I've tried to temper satirical criticism of the occasional excess in Russia's political culture with the concern that I'm reducing a complex system of government to the latest installment of News of the Weird.

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...

Elton John: 'It's Not Gay Propaganda. It's How I Express Life'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Elton John spoke out against Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" legislation during a performance in St. Petersburg this week. The legendary s...

Steve Jobs, iPhones and Gay Propaganda in Russia

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 01.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Eliot Borenstein

I send this warning to Russia's hard-liners: don't mess with Apple. You can't win this fight -- just ask Dr. Dre. Don't let Russia become the next Beats Electronic. When it comes to swallowing up its competitors, the Russian Federation has nothing on Apple.

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...

Group Aims To Ensure Olympics Will Never Be Held In Another Country With Anti-Gay Laws Again

AP | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure t...

WATCH: Russian 'Thugs' Violently Attack St. Pat's Event, Mistaking Group For Gay Activists

Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Footage of Russian "thugs" in the Siberian city of Irkutsk allegedly mistaking members of a St. Patrick's Day flashmob for gay rights activists and be...

My Trip to Moscow: It Wasn't Sochi

Greg Louganis | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

After the Olympics in Sochi -- and yes, I was rather disappointed that I was not a part of the official U.S. delegation -- there was the LGBT-affirming Russian Open Games in the five days between the end of the Olympics and the beginning of the Paralympics.

Why Go to Moscow as a Gay Man Living With HIV/AIDS?

Greg Louganis | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

It was for that 17-year-old boy who was tortured, beaten and raped with beer bottles and pissed on for just being himself. He was forced to say he was a pedophile. How can a 17-year-old boy be a pedophile?

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 ...

Gang Found Guilty of Killing Gay Men Sentenced in... Moscow?

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 04.26.2014 | Crime
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Although hate crime provisions weren't applied in this case -- and, truth be told, won't be applied in any case tried in Russia any time soon -- the punishment for the gang is severe. The murder charges do carry aggravating circumstances and were appropriately applied in this case.