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.
23rd September 2014
Watch: t.A.T.u. singer apologise for saying she ‘condemns’ gays… kind of 45
11:41 AM — One member of Russian band t.A.T.u. has now apparently apologised for saying that she "would condemn" her son if he was gay, on a recent talk show.
22nd September 2014
Qatar may lose 2022 World Cup over temperature concerns 6
4:48 PM — Following multiple campaigns to have the 2022 World Cup removed from Qatar due to the country's anti-gay laws, the competition may not take place there, over temperature concerns.
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.
18th September 2014
Watch: t.A.T.u. singer doesn’t mind lesbians, but ‘won’t accept’ gay men 61
6:28 PM — A singer from Russian duo t.A.T.u. has in a bizarre turn of events condemned gay men in a recent interview.
17th September 2014
French anti-gay activist: Same-sex marriage responsible for orphans 17
1:46 PM — A French anti-gay leader has claimed that children raised by same-sex couples will end up as orphans.
16th September 2014
WHO: Russia’s anti-gay laws hamper fight against HIV 4
1:12 PM — Russia’s “repressive drug and homosexuality laws” hamper its fight against HIV, the World Health Organisation has warned.
15th September 2014
Russia: Lesbian dance teacher found murdered with throat slashed 16
5:55 PM — A lesbian tango instructor in St Petersburg has been found with her throat slashed.
14th September 2014
Moscow anti-gay conference plans spread of ‘gay propaganda’ laws across the world 31
5:25 PM — A conference of anti-gay groups in Moscow has called for lobbyists to attempt to introduce 'gay propaganda' laws across the world.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor: I won’t boycott Russia over anti-gay laws, I have lots of gay fans there 8
2:46 PM — Sophie Ellis-Bextor has said she won't stop performing in Russia over its anti-gay laws - because she doesn't want to abandon her gay fans there.
11th September 2014
Russian gays may be given alternative to national service 6
2:58 PM — A committee of the Russian State Duma is to consider whether gay men should be allowed the option of alternative civilian service, rather than national service.
7th September 2014
Gay-free singing contests, and 6 other stories you might have missed this week
6:37 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
6th September 2014
Grindr disables location data over security loophole 1
1:10 PM — Hookup app Grindr has disabled the use of location data in some countries, over worries that users could be tracked down.
5th September 2014
Russian blogger accused of starting a ‘gay terrorist underworld’ by security services 8
9:39 AM — A Russian blogger says he was accused of creating a "gay terrorist underworld", by security services.
3rd September 2014
Crimea ‘does not need gays’, says most senior politician 35
12:13 PM — The top official in Crimea has said that gay people "have no chance" there, and that the peninsula does "not need such people."
2nd September 2014
Activist hoists flag from mountain in protest over Russian anti-gay laws 5
6:42 PM — A gay rights campaigner has climbed the highest mountain in Europe to fly a rainbow flag from its peak in a swipe at Russia's homophobic laws.