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.
12th April 2014
Pussy Riot members: ‘Vladimir Putin could be gay’ 107
5:59 PM — Two members of Pussy Riot have claimed that Vladimir Putin could be gay.
11th April 2014
Eurovision: Three Russian gay couples to marry in Copenhagen before event 12
8:27 PM — Three Russian gay couples will marry in Copenhagen next month, in the same week the city hosts Eurovision.