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Gay Activists Detained By Police At Russian Flash Mob

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW, May 17 (Reuters) - Russian police detained 17 protesters on Sunday as they gathered in central Moscow to release colorful balloons into the ...

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...

A Drag Queen's New Year's Wish List: From Serious to Sassy

Jeza Belle | Posted 02.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeza Belle

As a drag queen, I play with gender roles and this has led me to develop a great respect for my transgender brothers and sisters who are not playing at anything, but are simply being who they were born to be.

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 ...

Read The Heartbreaking Online Letters Of Young, LGBT Russians

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Technology

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country's fierce anti-gay legislation, which stigmatizes homosexuality and was the subject of international ...

Was This Transgender Italian Ex-Lawmaker And Activist Detained At The Olympics?

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — An Italian gay-rights activist said she was detained by police at the Olympics after being stopped while carrying a rainbow fla...

Olympic Campaign On Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Fizzles

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A campaign to draw attention to Russia's anti-gay laws isn't gaining traction among Olympic athletes, who so far have avoided s...

9 Ways You Can Help Support LGBT Equality In Russia During The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact

Viewers of the Sochi Winter Olympics have the opportunity to send a clear message to the LGBT community in Russia: while their cause might not be seen...

As a Gay Dad, I Thank Coke for its Super Bowl Commercial, But Is It the Real Thing?

Rob Watson | Posted 04.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

To use your own branding catch phrase, they are asking, and I am asking, about your support for freedom and diversity: Is it the real thing?

WATCH: Thousands Of Swedes Show Their Love For Russian LGBT People

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Last October, we brought you the heartwarming story of 2,000 Swedes who gathered in the Olympic Stadium of Stockholm to sing the Russian national anth...

Running From New York To Russia To Support LGBT People

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Front Runners New York, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) running club, is setting out to accomplish an incredible feat: cumulatively ru...

LGBT Celebs, Media Figures Join 'Uprising Of Love' Hangout Series For Russia

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A weeklong series of Google+ Hangouts called "Uprising of Love Hangouts on Air" will kick off Jan. 21, tackling a number of hot-button issues pertinen...

Detained By Police...For A Rainbow Flag?

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW (AP) — A gay Russian protester has been detained for unfurling a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometow...

LOOK: Illustrators From Around The World Show Solidarity With LGBT Russians

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.25.2013 | Gay Voices

When Anna Goodson first heard about Russia's anti-gay propaganda law and violence being experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) R...

Thomas Roberts Responds To Critics

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.24.2013 | Media

Thomas Roberts wants everyone to know he's done his homework. The decision by the openly gay MSNBC anchor to go to Russia in November to co-host t...

Vladimir Putin, We Got You A Very Special Birthday Present

Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact

Dear Mr. Putin, Happy 61st birthday! Amnesty International designed a card just for you on your big day that sums up how we’re all feeling and...

Olympic Skier Slams Russia's Gay Law As 'Ignorant, Intolerant'

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2013 | Gay Voices

By Steve Keating PARK CITY, Utah, Sept 30 (Reuters) - While some athletes danced around Russia's anti-gay legislation on Monday America...

WATCH: Hilarious Video Asks Putin Why He Won't Come Out

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices

This catchy, witty, and thought-provoking tune by musicians Naomi, Marc and Natasha will have you cracking up in the face of a rather bleak set of cir...

Logo To Stream Online Town Hall: 'Russia Vs. The Gays'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Confused by what's happening in Russia involving the LGBT community? Do you need more information before you declare your stance on whether or not to ...

Michelangelo Signorile

MLK's Son Discusses His Father's Gay Rights Legacy | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.22.2013 | Gay Voices

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” sp...

Russian Pole Vault Champ Condemns Gays: 'We Are Very Afraid About Our Nation'

AP | Chris Lehourites | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW (AP) — The rainbow colors two Swedish athletes painted their fingernails in support of gays and lesbians sent a clear message and brought a s...

Skating Champ Sasha Cohen Weighs In On LGBT Athletes At Russian Olympics

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Sasha Cohen, a two-time Olympian U.S. figure skater and three-time World Figure Skating medalist, participated in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" forum on ...

Russian Law Enforcement States That It Will Uphold Anti-Gay Legislation During Olympics

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

In the new but unfortunately not surprising development, authorities confirmed Aug. 12 that law enforcement officers would uphold Russia's controversi...

Russian Official: We Should 'Burn' The Hearts Of Gays

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

In the latest chapter of Russia's continuing saga of homophobic legislation and anti-LGBT violence, Dmitri Kisilev, Deputy General Director of the Rus...

Russian Sports Minister To LGBT Activists: 'Calm Down'

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 08.11.2013 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW -- Urging critics of Russia's new anti-gay law to "calm down," the country's sports minister said Thursday that the rights of all athletes comp...