2nd September 2013
Obama to meet gay Russian activists while in St Petersburg for G20 14
10:28 PM — President Barack Obama is reportedly to meet LGBT activists in the Russian city of St Petersburg during his trip to the city as part of a G20 Heads of Government meeting.
Italy: Gay rights group calls on government to break ‘silence’ over Russian anti-gay law
7:03 PM — An Italian gay rights group on Monday called on the Italian Government to break its "silence", on the issue of anti-gay laws introduced in June.
London: Demonstration against Russian anti-gay laws to take place on Tuesday 5
5:07 PM — A demonstration against anti-gay laws introduced in Russia in June will take place in London tomorrow.
US: Anti-gay evangelist Scott Lively warns Vladimir Putin Russian ‘gay propaganda’ laws are not enough 30
4:48 PM — Scott Lively, an anti-gay activist who previously supported the Ugandan 'kill the gays' bill, wrote an open latter to President Vladimir Putin this month telling him more can be done with Russia's notorious anti-gay laws.
Russia: First person to be convicted under anti-gay ‘propaganda’ law arrested by his own parents 51
1:42 PM — 24-year-old Dmitry Isakov may become the first gay rights activist to be convicted under Russia's controversial "gay propanda" laws, after he was attacked and arrested by his own parents at a solo campaign in July.
Russian LGBT Network: Anti-gay laws have increased homophobic violence in Russia 7
12:57 PM — Activists in Russia say the controversial anti-gay "propaganda" laws passed in June have led to an increase in homophobic violence, with those responsible for the attacks no longer fearing legal reprisals.
1st September 2013
Ultimate Fighting Championship boss unaware of Russian anti-gay law as he looks to establish show there 6
3:00 PM — The president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has expressed a desire to set up a show in Russia, and when asked, said he had no knowledge of anti-gay legislation introduced in June.
Germany: Thousands in Berlin protest against Russian anti-gay law 10
2:37 PM — Over 2,000 turned out to rally in the German capital Berlin yesterday against a law introduced in Russia in June which bans the promotion of "non-traditional relationships".
30th August 2013
Out4Russia launched to lobby world leaders to take action against Russian anti-gay laws 1
4:03 PM — A new website has launched to allow users to lobby world leaders to take action on LGBT rights abuses in Russia, including anti-gay laws introduced in June.
29th August 2013
ILGA-Europe: ‘EU leaders must confront Putin over human rights crisis’ 6
6:43 PM — ILGA-Europe has called on the European Commission President and European Council President to speak out against homophobic persecution in Russia.
Russian artist who painted Putin in women’s underwear flees to France for political asylum 18
5:35 PM — The artist behind a painting of Russian President Vladimir Putin wearing women's clothes which was seized by police earlier this week, has fled Russia seeking political asylum.
28th August 2013
Hockey player: The world has to respect Russia’s anti-gay law during the Sochi Games 19
1:39 PM — Professional Russian ice hockey player, Ilya Kovalchuk has defended Russia's gay "propaganda" law which was passed in June. He called on fellow athletes to respect the law in the run up to Sochi Olympics next year.
27th August 2013
Police seize painting of Russian President Vladimir Putin wearing women’s underwear 50
7:22 PM — Police in the Russian city of St Petersburg have seized a number of pieces of art, including a satirical portrait of President Vladimir Putin wearing women's underwear for violating undetermined laws.
Home of Russian LGBT activist Nikolai Alekseyev raided by police 17
4:21 PM — Police in Moscow have reportedly searched the home of the Russian LGBT activist Nikolai Alekseyev.
26th August 2013
IOC Vice President: There will be no discrimination at the Sochi Winter Olympics 34
7:03 PM — A Vice President of the IOC says he’s confident the rights of LGBT athletes and spectators will be protected at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Russia may reintroduce gay blood ban and provide voluntary gay conversion therapy 30
1:42 PM — Russia may resurrect its ban preventing gay men from donating blood and also introduce measures for voluntary gay-to-straight conversion therapy, a senior Russian MP has said.
24th August 2013
Russia: Putin critic vows to allow gay pride rallies in Moscow if elected as Mayor 13
8:30 PM — One of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics has said gay pride marches would be permitted in Moscow, if he is elected as the city's next Mayor.
23rd August 2013
Russia: Vladimir Putin signs decree banning protests for duration of Sochi games 38
5:00 PM — A decree banning demonstrations and rallies has been signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and will take place over the duration of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
Video: Ten thousand march in Copenhagen against anti-gay laws in Russia 16
1:08 PM — Five times the number of participants than were expected took to the streets of Copenhagen earlier this week to protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin, and anti-gay laws passed in Russia.
22nd August 2013
Belgian fashion designer launches pro-gay boxer shorts to humiliate Putin 22
6:54 PM — Belgian designer Kristof Buntinx has launched a new range of boxer shorts featuring Russian symbols that will be marketed at gay men.