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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...

Putin: Gays At Sochi Olympics Won't Be Arrested If They 'Leave Children Alone'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices

President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Russia will welcome all athletes and visitors at next month's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi irrespective ...

Johnny Weir: 'I've Come Under So Much Hate' From The Gay Community For My Russian Views

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - As an openly gay American athlete who is a self-confessed Russophile, Johnny Weir feels he ...

Chris Pine: Russia's Anti-Gay Law Is 'Extraordinary And Awful'

AP | RYAN PEARSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Chris Pine says the U.S. should have done more in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics to protest Russia's anti-gay legisla...

Orthodox Church Makes Surprise Move On Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Agence France Presse | Dmitry Zaks | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Russia's powerful Orthodox Church proposed Friday a referendum on banning gay relations in the face of Western pressure over human rights ahead of nex...

Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Shouldn't Overshadow Olympics, Says Tennis Legend

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Gay Voices

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The controversy swirling around Russia's anti-gay policies should not overshadow the at...

Russian MP And Opera Diva Slams 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A member of Russia's parliament is speaking out against the nation's controversial "gay propaganda" legislation. As both the Wall Street Journal a...

Melissa Etheridge: I Would Go To Russia 'With Bells On'

Posted 12.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Melissa Etheridge is joining the ever-growing list of celebrities to sound off on Russia's "gay propaganda" laws. The 52-year-old Grammy Award-win...

'There Is No Gay Scene Here. It's A Myth'

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices

* "Gay propaganda" law criticised before Sochi Olympics * Sochi relatively tolerant but gay scene in decline * Many gay ...

'It's A Green Light For Violence Against LGBT People'

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Russian gay rights advocates called for increased pressure on the International Olympic ...

Olympics Officials Are 'Putting Their Head In The Sand' Over Russian Gay Law, Says Out Athlete

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Tennis star Martina Navratilova and U.S. basketball player Jason Collins said on...

Gay 'Hobbit' Star Advised Not To Visit Russia

AP | Posted 12.10.2013 | Gay Voices

LONDON (AP) — Actor Ian McKellen says the British government has advised him not to go to Russia because of the country's anti-gay "propaganda" law....

Elton John Delivers Pro-Gay Message During Russian Concert

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

British pop icon Elton John at his Moscow concert on Friday called on Russia to end discrimination against gays and lesbians, the Interfax news agency...

Elton John Has Gay Plans For Russia

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that Russia does not discriminate against gays and that millions of Russians love pop icon Elton John "despite hi...

Is Vladimir Putin Secretly Gay?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a sexless man who may be secretly gay. At least, that's what political analyst and notorious columnist Stanislav B...

Olympics Officials Pressured To Investigate Russia's Anti-Gay Law For Themselves

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2014 | Gay Voices

PARIS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Gay rights activists on Saturday asked International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach to launch an independent ...

LOOK: Gay 'Guerilla' Protesters Hit Ikea After Company Cuts Lesbian Couple From Magazine

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A group of gay and lesbian demonstrators touched down at an Ikea in Brooklyn, N.Y. over the weekend for a "guerilla photo shoot" in protest of the Swe...

Russia Urged 'To Promote Social Inclusion Without Discrimination' During Olympics

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

* Russia adopted ban in June on gay "propaganda" for minors * Putin said there will be no discrimination at Sochi games ...

Will Russia's Gay Rights Violations Prompt Spike In Asylum Seekers?

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM, Nov 5 (Reuters) - The Dutch foreign minister on Tuesday denounced Russia's law banning homosexual "propaganda" among minors and said the ...

Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peak at All Out's Upcoming Russian Olympics Film (VIDEO)

Joe Mirabella | Posted 12.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

2013-10-31-alloutrussiafilmplay.pngIn a new short film that will debut on Nov. 4, All Out imagines what it could be like for a gay or lesbian Olympian in Russia during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

These Gay Russian Love Stories Will Not Be Televised

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 12.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Joseph Huff-Hannon

I and a colleague, Russian journalist Masha Gessen, are chasing down love stories from LGBT Russians living in Russia, and from Russian émigrés around the world. We're collecting them in a book, Gay Propaganda, which will be published on the eve of the Winter Olympics.

Russia's LGBT Community Plans Surprise Response to 2014 Olympics

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

A Russian group is planning to hold a "gay games" in Moscow days after the Sochi Olympics and is calling on international athletes to come and support...

The Gay Significance Of The 2014 Winter Olympics

Agence France Presse | Benoit Finck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

To the surprise and displeasure of the Kremlin, the Winter Olympics in Sochi have become a rallying cause for the gay rights movement after Russia ado...

Why Johnny Weir Is Planning To Hold His Tongue On Russia's Anti-Gay Laws During The Olympics

Posted 10.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Johnny Weir might be best known for his over-the-top performances, but the openly gay U.S. Olympic skater has vowed to stay uncharacteristically tight...

Gay Rights Advocates Fight Opponents In Violent Protest

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2013 | Gay Voices

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Police arrested 67 people after a fight broke out between gay rights activists and their opponents at a de...