23rd May 2014
Russia: Prosecutors to investigate series of children’s books after ‘gay propaganda’ complaint 5
3:16 PM — Prosecutors in Russia are to investigate a series of children's books after complaints that they "threaten the cultural values" of the country through acceptance of gay relationships.
21st May 2014
Pro-Putin conductor: Russia’s ‘taboos’ need to be respected 27
11:19 AM — A Russian conductor, who strongly supports President Vladimir Putin, says "taboos" like homosexuality, should be respected by the West.
16th May 2014
Russia: Moscow officials ban Conchita Wurst parade 4
8:31 PM — Russian officials have blocked a group from holding a parade in honour of Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst.
15th May 2014
Russian rail boss: Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision win represents ‘vulgar ethno-facism’ 19
5:47 PM — A Russian railway boss has accused the West of imposing "pure propaganda" on Europe after Austria's victory at this year's Eurovision song contest.
9th May 2014
Russian authorities approve IDAHOT event for activist – despite anti-gay laws
6:59 PM — An annual event aimed at tackling homophobic attitudes has been approved despite the introduction of Russia's anti-gay laws last summer
1st May 2014
Scottish Govt denounces Russian homophobia after Alex Salmond praises Putin 12
7:11 PM — Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has been criticised for making favourable comments towards Vladimir Putin.
29th April 2014
LGBT people in Crimea and Ukraine fear persecution under Russian anti-gay law
7:44 PM — Concerns have been raised for the safety of LGBT people in Ukraine, Crimea and Russia amid a crisis in the area.
IOC and UN agree to ‘use sport to build a better world’ following Russian anti-gay law controversy at Sochi 6
6:52 PM — Following an international outrage at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and United Nations (UN) have signed an agreement vowing to "use sport to build a better world."
16th April 2014
Over 100,000 tell IOC: No more Olympic Games in countries with anti-gay laws 2
6:28 PM — More than 100,000 people have signed an All Out petition calling on the International Olympic Committee to make sure that future Olympic events are not held in countries with anti-gay laws.
6th April 2014
Blondie icon Debbie Harry comes out as bisexual 20
2:10 PM — Blondie star Debbie Harry has revealed she is bisexual and thinks "women are more sensual."
1st April 2014
Alec Baldwin to play Putin in biopic about Russian President’s life 25
11:39 AM — US actor Alec Baldwin is set to play Vladimir Putin in a film about the Russian President's life.
30th March 2014
Ghanaian ex-deputy speaker: British family values are under a ‘satanic attack’ from gay rights advocates 41
12:35 PM — A former senior politician in Ghana has claimed that British family values are in "a serious crisis" due to the promotion of gay rights.
Kyrgyzstan: Lawmakers introduce bill to ban ‘positive attitudes’ about homosexuality 10
11:19 AM — Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have introduced a new bill to make any "positive" statement about homosexuality a criminal act punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine.
25th March 2014
Campaigns demand FIFA bans Russia from hosting 2018 World Cup due to anti-gay law 6
3:01 PM — Campaigns in the UK and US featuring petitions with signatures from 60 countries are demanding that FIFA should relocate the 2018 World Cup from Russia.
24th March 2014
Russia: Thugs attack members of St Patrick’s Day flash mob mistaking them for gay activists 26
3:28 PM — A group of thugs in the Russian city of Irkutsk beat up members of a St Patrick's day flashmob recently, mistakenly believing they were gay activists.
20th March 2014
Openly gay retired figure skater Johnny Weir confirms separation from husband 7
8:02 PM — Retired US figure skater Johnny Weir has publicly announced that he and his husband have separated.
17th March 2014
US reverend: Obama should be more like Putin in tackling gay issues 5
8:05 PM — A US evangelist has made the claim that Obama should look to Russian President Vladimir Putin for inspiration with how to handle gay rights.
Author of Russian anti-gay law sanctioned by US over role in Ukraine crisis 2
7:54 PM — The Russian politician who wrote and sponsored the country's widely condemned anti-gay law is among various political figures to be subjected to sanctions because of their role in the Ukraine crisis.
Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev: Russia is not a homophobic country and I’m not gay 19
11:41 AM — Media tycoon Evgeny Lebedev has defended his native country Russia from suggestions it’s intrinsically homophobic and says he doesn't care if people think he is gay.
15th March 2014
Irish health minister to discuss Russia’s anti-gay laws during Moscow trip 4
2:08 PM — Ireland's Junior Health Minister Alex White is to bring up Russia's anti-gay law in a trip to Moscow taking place this week.