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Russia Homophobia

One Week After Shooting, Moscow Gay Club Targeted With Gas Attack

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Only a week after two men opened fire outside of popular gay club Central Station in Moscow, Russia, the same club has become the subject of another a...

Russia's LGBT Community Rattled After Gunmen Open Fire On Popular Gay Club

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Two gunman opened fire at a gay club in Moscow over the weekend, injuring no one but releasing a string of bullets into the crowd and onto the buildin...

Art as Response to Attacks on LGBT Rights in Russia on the Eve of the Sochi Olympics

Liena Vayzman | Posted 11.28.2013 | Arts
Liena Vayzman

Against the backdrop of increasing, institutionalized homophobia in Russia, I looked for positive and realistic images of LGBT Russians. As a photography historian and film curator, I am aware of the potency of visual representation -- the affirming power of self-representation in particular.

WATCH: Reporter Hijacks Russian News Segment To Protest Anti-Gay Laws

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieckowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A gay reporter was kicked off a Russian television news broadcast Wednesday after he vocally protested the country's anti-gay laws during the middle o...

When It Comes to the Olympics, Cheer From Home

Melissa Carter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Melissa Carter

I refuse to give my dollars to a country that diminishes free speech and basic humanity. So while I hope that the Olympic field of competition is fuller than ever, I also hope that the stadium is emptier, the profits at hotels and restaurants smaller, and the lines to buy souvenirs shorter.

It's Time to Reconsider the Sochi Olympics

Sasha de Vogel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sasha de Vogel

Online commenters' shock and outrage mingled with genuine confusion as to how Russia could be so backward at a moment when the rest of the world -- and particularly the U.S. -- was making strides on gay rights.

Russian Neo-Nazis Allegedly Lure, Torture Gay Teens With Online Dating Scam

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A neo-Nazi group in Russia has apparently enacted a disturbing campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth by allegedly using a popu...

More Gay Bars Boycott Stoli Over Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Posted 07.26.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Some of Chicago's most popular gay bars have moved to dump one of their most popular vodkas from their shelves over anti-gay laws on ...

Putin Signs Russian Gay Adoption Ban

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a law banning gay and lesbian couples in foreign countries from adopting Russian children.The measure was...

Homophobia: A Mark of Loser Nations

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

Homophobia is a mark of failing nations. Even in America, it is the emblem of poor, second-tier states. It is the signpost of inferior cities that perpetually fail to reach their potential and can't figure out why.