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Gay Journalist Threatens To Out Closeted Russian Politicians Voting For New Anti-Gay Bill

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Elena Kostyuchenko, a prominent Russian LGBT activist and journalist, is threatening to forcibly out any closeted politician that votes in favor of a ...

Olympic Medalist Who Protested '68 Games: Sochi Olympics A 'Gay Rights Issue'

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices

RIETI, Italy -- When Tommie Smith bowed his head and thrust a black-gloved fist toward the sky from the top of the Olympic podium 45 years ago, he was...

Pro-Gay Protestors Rally At G20 Summit In Russia

AP | Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- About two dozen activists have rallied in St. Petersburg to protest a new Russian law banning gay "propaganda" and attract a...

WATCH: Russian Anti-Gay Group Is 'On Safari' Hunting Gays

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.05.2013 | Gay Voices

BBC News released a disturbing video this week that documents the actions of a self-proclaimed vigilante group forcing an alleged gay man to drink uri...

Russian Activists Hold Individualized Protests In Solidarity At G20 Summit

AP | Posted 09.05.2013 | Gay Voices

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Spaced out along St. Petersburg's main thoroughfare, about a dozen human rights activists staged individual protests to attr...

LOOK: 'From Russia With Love' -- Russians Thank The World For LGBT Support

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Russian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists launched an Internet campaign earlier this week that sought to thank the international...

Proposed Russian Bill Will Deny Gay Parents Custody Of Their Children

AP | Posted 09.05.2013 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW -- A Russian lawmaker has proposed a bill that would deny gay parents custody over their children. The draft bill, published on parliament's w...

American Conservative Groups Proclaim Support For Russia's Anti-Gay Laws

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Six conservative American groups have publicly endorsed an international effort to support Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" law by emphasizing the need ...

Putin's Totally Unbelievable Response To Anti-Gay Laws Controversy

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices

NOVO-OGARYOVO, Russia -- President Vladimir Putin sought to ease concerns that Russia's new anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes who display ...

Russian LGBT Activist Posts Anti-Semitic Comments, Continues Strange Behavior

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Leading Russian LGBT activist Nikolai Alexeyev appeared to go on an anti-Semitic rampage through his various social media outlets over the weekend, se...

Is This Leading Russian LGBT Activist Being Pressured By The Kremlin To Quit Activism? (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Nikolai Alexeyev, a leading Russian LGBT rights activist and outspoken critic of Russia's homophobic culture of fear and violence, appeared to have a ...

Trans Individuals Murdered At A Rate Almost 50 Percent Higher Than Lesbians And Gays In July

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Transgender murders in North and South America in July occurred at a rate almost 50 percent higher than that of gays and lesbians according to a new s...

How You Can Help This Athlete Become First Out Gay Man To Compete At The Winter Olympics

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices

In the wake of international outrage surrounding anti-gay legislation and violence in Russia, a group of major LGBT sports organizations are backing a...

Russian Journalist: Anti-Gay Legislation Is 'Creeping Fascism'

Huffington Post | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Masha Gessen is not standing by as the Russian government cracks down on the country's gay and lesbian community. As an openly gay Russian investigati...

WATCH: Brutal Beating Of Russian Transgender Woman Caught On Video (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices

A horrifying new video hit the web this weekend, documenting what appears to be a brutal attack on a Russian transgender woman by five men after she h...

Could Something As Simple As Holding Hands Bring Change For Anti-Gay Russia?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Pride House International, a coalition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sports and human rights groups, has launched a campaign that calls fo...

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 ...

U.S. Athlete Is Our Hero For Dedicating Silver Medal Win In Russia To Gays

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

After winning a silver medal at the World Track & Field Championships in Moscow on Aug. 13, American middle distance runner Nick Symmonds openly dedic...

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...

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...

Lady Gaga To Russia: 'Why Didn't You Arrest Me When You Had The Chance'?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

In a series of tweets earlier today, Lady Gaga blasted the Russian government and officials, calling their actions "criminal" and asking, "Why didn't ...

Russian Sports Minister Gives Ominous Warning To LGBT Olympic Athletes

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.02.2013 | Gay Voices

In the latest foreboding warning to come from Russia's political leaders, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko stated yesterday that athletes and spec...

WATCH: The Powerful Reason Why This Drag Queen Literally Sews Mouth Shut (GRAPHIC CONTENT)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.02.2013 | Gay Voices

In a shocking new video, Berlin-based drag queen and DJ Barbie Breakout has engaged in a bloody form of protest against Russia by literally sewing his...

2014 Olympic LGBT Athletes, Attendees CAN Be Arrested, Russian Lawmaker Argues

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay Voices

Despite assurance by the International Olympic Committee July 26 that attendees of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi would not be held under the jurisdi...