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Russian President Putin Links Gays To Pedophiles

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances to gay athletes and fans attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics next mon...

Michael Calderone

NBC Olympics Coverage Won't Ignore Russia's Anti-Gay Laws | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- Bob Costas, the face of NBC’s primetime Sochi Olympics coverage, recently made headlines by telling the Associated Press that he was m...

Propagating Hate: Russia's "Gay Propaganda" Laws Revisited

Kevin Childs | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

The amendment to the Russian Federal Law, effectively banning the "propaganda" of same-sex sexual relations to minors, what are called "non-traditiona...

How You Can Make A Difference For LGBT Athletes At The 2020 Olympics

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Russia has made its share of headlines lately and it looks like their 2014 Olympic games could have a ripple effect felt for years to come. Earlier...

From One President to Another: An Open Letter to Obama

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Do you really expect Russian leaders to take your rhetoric seriously? I think not, Mr. President.

The Loophole in Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

Russia's new anti-gay law has a loophole: The law, which has led to numerous arrests, beatings, and bans against LGBT people, specifically prohibits the "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations," but homosexuality is as traditionally Russian as vodka and caviar.

LGBT Advocates Want City To Severe 'Sister City' Ties With Moscow

Posted 07.31.2013 | Chicago

Despite LGBT advocates urging otherwise, the city of Chicago will not be ceasing its "sister city" partnership with Moscow, Russia's capital. With ...

Russia's Other Heroes: The Gay Voices of 1812

Kevin Childs | Posted 10.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

In a week when three members of Pussy Riot, Russian President Vladimir Putin's prime party poopers, have been put on trial in Moscow accused of "hooliganism" in an Orthodox church (they sang a "punk" prayer!!!), Russian "queer" politics may have stumbled on its own 1812 moment.