15th December 2014
Watch: Russian gays reveal harrowing stories of vigilante violence 18
5:41 PM — Human Rights Watch has published a report on homophobic violence in Russia.
14th December 2014
Gay skier: Olympic committee ‘didn’t stand up for human rights’ at Sochi Olympics 10
1:46 PM — Openly gay skier Anja Paerson has claimed the International Olympic Committee failed to stand up for human rights when it allowed the Winter Olympic Games to be held in Russia.
9th December 2014
Five times Elton John did something more significant than fall off a chair 8
4:58 PM — If you have been online in the past 24 hours (presumably you have otherwise how are you reading this?) you can't have missed the now viral footage of Sir Elton John falling off a chair.
8th December 2014
Olympic Charter adds protection for LGB athletes after Sochi Olympics 14
3:58 PM — The Olympic Charter has been amended to explicitly safeguard lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes, after concerns about homophobia at this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
7th December 2014
Russia: Pride organisers awarded £36 ‘compensation’ over event ban 1
12:26 PM — Organisers of a Pride parade in Russia have been granted a paltry amount of compensation after their event was banned from going ahead.
5th December 2014
Vladimir Putin: Russia doesn’t have a problem with gays 25
2:59 PM — Vladimir Putin is claiming that the West has invented Russia's record of homophobia.
3rd December 2014
Aeroflot pilot makes anti-gay remarks and jokes about MH17 tragedy 27
4:09 PM — A pilot on Russian national airline Aeroflot has been caught making racist and homophobic remarks on social media.
1st December 2014
Watch: Russian TV falls for spoof video of 11-year-old who loves gay porn 15
6:05 PM — A Russian TV station has fallen for a satirical video of an 11-year-old's parents putting gay porn on his wall.
Russia: Removed Steve Jobs memorial ‘up for auction’ 5
5:13 PM — A memorial to Steve Jobs in Russia, that was torn down when Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay, has been put up for auction.
30th November 2014
Huge rise in number of gay Russians seeking asylum in the US 20
6:07 PM — The number of gay Russians seeking asylum in the United States has nearly tripled in just two years.
29th November 2014
Russian Senator: Lawmaker behind anti-gay law should face criminal charges 27
2:43 PM — A Russian Senator has called for one of the country's most notoriously homophobic politicians to face criminal charges for his extremism.
26th November 2014
United Nations urges Kytgyz Parliament to withdraw ‘gay propaganda’ law
4:24 PM — A group of experts from the United Nations (UN) have urged the Kyrgyz Parliament to withdraw an anti-gay bill.
22nd November 2014
Parents of murdered gay man Matthew Shepard to speak in Russia 15
3:48 PM — The parents of murdered gay man Matthew Shepard have travelled to Russia to speak to the local gay community.
18th November 2014
US rapper Mykki Blanco posts ‘love letter’ to Russia’s LGBT community following raid at concert
11:41 AM — US rapper Mykki Blanco has penned a letter in solidarity with Russia's underground LGBT community after he was forced to change venue due to a police raid.
14th November 2014
Russia: Anti-gay lawmaker preparing bill to close same-sex marriage ‘loophole’ 4
10:09 AM — The author of St Petersburg’s anti-gay censorship law is preparing a bill to force brides and grooms to wear traditional wedding attire, after a lesbian couple were allowed to marry last week.
12th November 2014
Russia: Ringleader of gang that ‘hunts’ gay people has prison sentence reduced 11
12:44 PM — The leader of a Russian gang which hunts, tortures and humiliates gay men has had his prison sentence reduced by a court.
10th November 2014
Sir Elton John attacks Russia’s anti-gay laws during St Petersburg concert 13
5:13 PM — Sir Elton John laid into Russia's 'gay propaganda' law during a concert in St Petersburg.
9th November 2014
Russia: Same-sex couple allowed to marry in St Petersburg 19
2:35 PM — There is outcry in Russia after a lesbian couple were allowed to marry.
6th November 2014
Putin named ‘most powerful person in the world’ for a second time 19
3:28 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the most powerful person in the world for a second year in a row.
3rd November 2014
Russia: Steve Jobs memorial torn down after Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay 46
1:47 PM — A giant interactive iPhone memorial to Steve Jobs was reportedly torn down in St Petersburg after Apple's current CEO came out as gay last week.