17th March 2014
Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev: Russia is not a homophobic country and I’m not gay 19
11:41 AM — Media tycoon Evgeny Lebedev has defended his native country Russia from suggestions it’s intrinsically homophobic and says he doesn't care if people think he is gay.
15th March 2014
Irish health minister to discuss Russia’s anti-gay laws during Moscow trip 4
2:08 PM — Ireland's Junior Health Minister Alex White is to bring up Russia's anti-gay law in a trip to Moscow taking place this week.
10th March 2014
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg: I love that Britain is a place you can be gay and proud 15
12:43 AM — In his speech to Liberal Democrat Spring Conference, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has praised Britain's LGBT rights record.
9th March 2014
Video: Russian gay rights campaigners pelted with eggs at International Women’s Day rally 5
12:59 PM — A group of armed men were arrested in Moscow yesterday after they disrupted a gay rights demonstration for International Women's Day by throwing eggs at the demonstrators and setting fire to their placards.
7th March 2014
Fox host: ‘Allowing gays makes the military like lab rats, which is why Putin invaded Ukraine’ 22
9:08 PM — A Fox News host said that allowing gays to openly serve has made the military "laboratory rats in some radical social experiment", and blamed Obama's 'pink crayon' policies for the current conflict in Ukraine.
6th March 2014
Russian minister accidentally called ‘gay lover’ in Channel 4 subtitle mix-up 8
8:18 PM — The Russian Foreign Minister has accidentally been referred to as "so gay lover of", in a subtitle mix-up during a Channel 4 report.
Dalai Lama says gay marriage is ‘OK’ and anti-LGBT bullying is ‘wrong’ 36
2:04 PM — In a rare interview, the Dalai Lama has said that he thinks same-sex marriage is "OK", and voiced his disapproval at the bullying of LGBT people.
4th March 2014
Duncan James: ‘It’s scary what’s happening to gays in Russia’ 10
8:27 PM — Blue singer Duncan James has said that the treatment of gay people in Russia is 'scary', and that he feels lucky to live in the UK.
Game allows users to create ‘gay Putin’, and play dress-up with him 16
6:39 PM — A new website has been created in order to support LGBT people in Russia, which allows users to create a 'Gay Putin', using props and outfits to add to a cartoon version of the Russian President.
3rd March 2014
UK Equality ministers to boycott Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine crisis 10
11:42 AM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, will not attend the Sochi Winter Paralympics due to the crisis in Ukraine.
1st March 2014
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow to visit LGBT Russians during official trip 4
3:56 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has promised to visit LGBT people during a trip to Russia later this year.
26th February 2014
Bomb threat interrupts gay olympics in Moscow 2
4:55 PM — Just days after the end of the Sochi Winter Olympics, gay rights groups found their 'Open Olympics' in Moscow disturbed by a bomb threat.
Russia: Man jailed for manslaughter for stabbing doctor who proposed gay sex 4
3:55 PM — A man in Russia has been jailed for nine years after killing a doctor who proposed that they have "homosexual relations".
25th February 2014
Video: What life could be like if Russia abolished it’s anti-gay laws 13
2:44 PM — Campaigners have produced a video showing what life could be like if Russia abolished its laws governing gay ‘propaganda’.
23rd February 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I’ve never met a gay person who came out and regretted it’ 12
11:03 AM — Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen spoke up on the topic coming out recently, saying he has "never met a gay person who came out and who regretted it."
21st February 2014
Pussy Riot’s new anti-Putin music video uses footage from Cossack Militia beatings 1
1:06 PM — Pussy Riot has released a new anti-Putin music video which uses footage from a recent protest where members of the band were whipped, sprayed in the face, struck and thrown to the ground by Cossack militia.
UK survey: Majority of social media mentions about Olympic Sponsors criticise Russian anti-gay laws
12:09 PM — According to a recent social media review, a vast majority of UK talk about Olympic Sponsors Coca-Cola, Visa, and McDonald's has focused exclusively on their failure to address anti-gay laws in Russia.
Russia: Social network page accused of breaking anti-gay ‘propaganda’ laws acquitted of charges
11:01 AM — A woman accused of breaking Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" laws for setting up a pro-LGBT support page has now been acquitted of charges.
Ex-Thatcher minister: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a ‘sad man’ for backing Putin’s stance on gay rights 4
10:54 AM — Former Thatcher cabinet minister Lord Deben says Bernie Ecclestone is a “sad man” for supporting Vladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights.
20th February 2014
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: I ‘completely agree’ with Putin’s position on gay rights 40
6:06 PM — Bernie Ecclestone says he "completely agrees" with Vladimir Putin's stance on gay rights.