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.
14th May 2014
Russia considers pulling out of Eurovision, making ‘straight’ rival show 111
5:47 PM — Russia is reportedly considering pulling out of Eurovision, and making a rival contest for its regions and allies.
12th May 2014
Conchita Wurst tops Russian iTunes chart 22
7:27 PM — Eurovision Song Contest singer Conchita Wurst is currently top of Russia’s iTunes chart – a victory which will presumably antagonise homophobic elements of Russia’s political elite.
11th May 2014
Russian MP: Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision is ‘the end of Europe’ 98
3:18 PM — A Russian MP has claimed that Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision is "the end of Europe".
10th May 2014
Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst WINS Eurovision! 191
11:33 PM — Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst has won the Eurovision Song Contest, despite calls for a boycott from Russia.
Eurovision: Host banned from wearing rainbows by contest organisers 23
2:48 PM — One of this year's Eurovision hosts has revealed that he has been banned from wearing rainbows by the contest's organisers, because it would be 'political'.
9th May 2014
Russia: Sims game rated ‘adults only’ over same-sex relationships 12
8:41 PM — The latest Sims game has been rated 'Adults Only' in Russia, because it contains same-sex relationships.
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
8th May 2014
Watch: Russian same-sex couples marry in Copenhagen 4
8:30 PM — Three Russian same-sex couples have married in Copenhagen, while the city hosts the Eurovision Song Contest.
5th May 2014
Eurovision: Russia fears boycott or booing over homophobia 72
11:01 PM — Russia's Eurovision organising committee is worried that their act may face a backlash when they take to the stage tomorrow for the semi-final.
3rd May 2014
Russia: Putin bans pro-gay American donors from entering Russia 8
2:21 PM — Vladimir Putin has reportedly blacklisted several key US political donors with ties to the LGBT community, banning them from Russia.
1st May 2014
Russia: Author of gay propaganda law calls for boycott of ‘Eurovision sodom show’ 22
8:23 PM — The author of Russia's anti-gay propaganda law has called for the country to boycott next week's Eurovision Song Contest, branding it a 'sodom show'.
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."
27th April 2014
Eurovision: Petitions call for removal of Austrian bearded drag queen 55
7:08 PM — Petitions calling for the removal of Austria's Eurovision entry have received thousands of signatures.
22nd April 2014
Russia: Proposed law would force people with HIV to join database, submit fingerprints 23
9:29 PM — A law has been proposed in Russia that would force anyone with HIV to join a database, and submit their details and fingerprints to the government.
20th April 2014
US evangelist: Putin is ‘doing what’s right for Russia’ with anti-gay laws 45
9:26 PM — Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has said in an Easter discussion that Vladimir Putin is 'doing what's right for Russia' by implementing anti-gay policies.
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.