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.
Russian actor who called for gays to be put in ovens blacklisted from Estonia 1
11:07 AM — Estonia has become the third country to ban the Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin after he made anti-gay comments, following Latvia and Ukraine.
31st October 2014
Russia 2018 World Cup logo announced despite calls for boycott over anti-gay law 11
6:16 PM — Despite calls for the competition to be removed from Russia due to the country's anti-gay laws, the 2018 FIFA World Cup logo has been announced.
Ukraine: Oldest cinema in Kiev goes up in flames during gay film screening 9
11:03 AM — Kiev's oldest cinema went up in flames this week during the screening of a gay film after a smoke grenade was thrown into the audience.
30th October 2014
Politician: Ban Apple CEO Tim Cook from Russia because he could have ‘AIDS’ or ‘Ebola’ 74
6:12 PM — A homophobic lawmaker is now calling for a lifetime travel ban on Apple CEO Tim Cook, who came out publicly as gay on Thursday morning.
27th October 2014
Russia: Dozens of anti-gay nationalists swarm gathering of three gay rights activists 8
3:37 PM — Two young women and a man campaigning for gay rights in Russia were met with about 100 nationalist protesters on Sunday, who threw tomatoes and shouted anti-gay abuse.
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.