27th October 2014
Russian actor who called for gays to be put in ovens banned from entering Latvia 29
10:49 AM — A Russian sitcom actor, who had previously proposed burning all gay people alive in an oven, has been banned from entering Latvia to give a one-man show about religion.
22nd October 2014
Pictures: Artist creates gay Putin and Obama exhibition 9
4:22 PM — A Danish artist has created an exhibition portraying Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama as a gay couple.
21st October 2014
Cher tweets her solidarity for ‘brave warriors’ in Russia’s gay community 5
4:23 PM — US singer Cher, who refused to perform at Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics this year, has tweeted her solidarity for marginalised LGBT youth in Russia, calling them "brave warriors."
Russia: Gay activists lodge complaint with ECHR against rejected rally application 5
3:55 PM — Gay rights rights activists in Russia have lodged a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights after they were prohibited from holding an equal marriage rally in central Moscow.
20th October 2014
Russian lawmaker demands postal service to refuse Finnish Tom of Finland stamps 17
11:44 AM — A homophobic Russian politician has declared the range of stamps produced to commemorate the influential gay artist Tom of Finland as gay "propaganda."
15th October 2014
Kyrgyzstan: Anti-gay ‘propaganda’ bill passes first reading despite US embassy warning
1:17 PM — Kyrgyzstan's parliament has voted to pass a bill on first reading which aims to outlaw gay “propaganda."
14th October 2014
Watch: Russian authorities detain 8 gay activists at rally 9
4:50 PM — Eight gay rights activists were detained for 'disobedience' on Sunday after handing out pro-LGBT flyers for National Coming Out Day.
10th October 2014
Russian teen ‘afraid to go home’ after US exchange scheme axed over gays 23
3:15 PM — A Russian teenager who came to the US on an exchange is afraid to return to his country, due to its anti-gay laws.
WATCH: Trailer unveiled for gay rights documentary secretly filmed at Russia Olympics 5
2:10 PM — The first trailer has been released for a gay rights documentary secretly filmed at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
9th October 2014
Tom Daley: ‘I have no concerns about going to Russia’ despite anti-gay laws 41
12:47 PM — Tom Daley has said he will not be protesting Russia's anti-gay 'propaganda' laws during the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan next year.
2nd October 2014
Russia: Film screening about gay teens accused of violating ‘gay propaganda’ laws 4
11:58 AM — Anti-gay activists in Russia have accused the screening of a documentary about gay teens at film festival of violating the country's notorious law "against gay propaganda among minors."
British metal band Judas Priest told not to make gay references during Russian gig 7
8:52 AM — Legendary British metal band Judas Priest, and its out frontman have spoken out about being told not to make any references to gay rights during a gig in St Petersburg.
1st October 2014
Russia scraps US exchange scheme after teen placed with gay family 25
5:11 PM — Russia has scrapped a long-running high school exchange scheme with the US, after a Russian teen was placed with a gay couple.
Russia: Queerfest organisers say police ‘threatened’ venues to shut down 1
10:31 AM — Organisers of Queerfest, an LGBT festival in St Petersburg which was attacked with a harmful gas last week, have criticised police for deliberately pressuring venues to shut down ahead of hosting events.
25th September 2014
Russia’s Constitutional Court upholds gay ‘propaganda’ law 26
12:37 PM — A Russian federal law banning gay “propaganda” has been upheld by the country’s highest court.
International Olympic Committee adds anti-discrimination clause to host city contract 10
10:08 AM — Following an international controversy surrounding the Sochi Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has added an anti-discrimination clause to its host city contract.
21st September 2014
t.A.T.u’s management ‘saddened’ by reaction to singer’s homophobic rant 11
1:00 PM — The management of Russian band t.A.T.u have said they are "saddened" by the reaction to a homophobic rant from former singer Julia Volkova.
20th September 2014
Russia: QueerFest culture festival ‘sprayed with gas’ by homophobic thugs 3
5:37 PM — Anti-gay activists have attacked an LGBT culture festival in St Petersburg, spraying participants with a harmful gas.
19th September 2014
Rufus Wainwright protests Russia’s gay propaganda law at Moscow concert 2
4:30 PM — Singer Rufus Wainwright has rallied against Russia's anti-gay law at a Moscow concert.
Russia: t.A.T.u singer contradicts former bandmate, says everyone should be free to love 3
3:54 PM — Former t.A.T.u singer Lena Katina has reaffirmed her support for gay rights, after her ex-bandmate said she "wouldn't accept" a gay son.