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How Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Could Affect Foreign Media

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- NBC is assuring its gay and lesbian employees who may cover the Winter Olympics in Sochi that it will do everything possible to keep them ...

Putin Is 'Czar Of Homophobia,' Say London Protesters

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2013 | Gay Voices

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

Olympics Officials Demand Russia Explain Anti-Gay Laws

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices

By Justin Palmer MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Russia must explain how it will implement its controversial anti-gay propaganda law and deta...

'Don't Say Gay': What American Christianity Can Learn From Vladimir Putin

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Whether violence against gay people is an unintended consequence of Putin's law (I think not) or part of his own Machiavellian political gamesmanship (probably), events in his country illustrate the danger of attempting to promote a Christian moral vision through direct legislation.

U.S. Olympics Star Slams Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices

* 'Disagrees' with law but will not comment in Moscow * Obama adds voice to criticism of legislation * British actor com...

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.06.2013 | Gay Voices

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

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...

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

Posted 08.02.2013 | Gay 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 08.01.2013 | Gay 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...

Michelangelo Signorile

Harvey Fierstein: It's Time For Russia To 'Stop F**king With' The Gay Community | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein says it’s time to let the world know that the LGBT community is “too dangerous to mess with” and that “R...

Michelangelo Signorile

Stoli CEO Speaks Out On How Company Will Respond To Vodka Boycott | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices

In his first U.S. interview since a worldwide boycott was launched against Stolichnaya vodka in response to the Russian government’s anti-gay crackd...

Boycott Russia? Here's a Better Idea

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 09.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Gabe Zichermann

Though our best intentions -- and the classic protest playbook -- tell us that a boycott and international pressure is the best approach, Russia's economic and political insularity effectively shields them from any fallout. So what can be done?

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...

Tourists Jailed Under Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Four Dutch tourists have been jailed under Russia's "gay propaganda" law after they were suspected of promoting homosexuality to children. Russian...

Love Is Traditional, Russia: Fighting Hatred and Promoting Acceptance

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Hawksworth

Even if I weren't bisexual, I'd find Russia's anti-gay policies incomprehensible. I don't understand how promoting or showing love of any sort can be wrong. I don't understand how raising children to be open, accepting, and loving of their fellow human beings can be wrong.

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."...

Bad News For LGBT Tourists In Russia

Posted 07.11.2013 | Gay 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...

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 ...

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'...

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...

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...

Gay Rights Protest Planned For Vladimir Putin's Netherlands Visit

Posted 03.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly in for a surprise when he visits Amsterdam next month. As Pink News and are both repo...

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 ...