10th January 2015
European human rights commissioner attacks Russian law banning transgender drivers 24
3:41 PM — The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights has attacked a new Russian law which bans transgender people from obtaining driver's licenses.
31st December 2014
Russia: Pussy Riot members among 18 people arrested after protest 9
11:35 AM — Eighteen protesters, including members of Pussy Riot, have been detained in Moscow.
29th December 2014
Conchita Wurst: I want to meet with Vladimir Putin 8
2:29 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has called for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
14th December 2014
Gay skier: Olympic committee ‘didn’t stand up for human rights’ at Sochi Olympics 10
1:46 PM — Openly gay skier Anja Paerson has claimed the International Olympic Committee failed to stand up for human rights when it allowed the Winter Olympic Games to be held in Russia.
8th December 2014
Olympic Charter adds protection for LGB athletes after Sochi Olympics 14
3:58 PM — The Olympic Charter has been amended to explicitly safeguard lesbian, gay and bisexual athletes, after concerns about homophobia at this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.
7th December 2014
Russia: Pride organisers awarded £36 ‘compensation’ over event ban 1
12:26 PM — Organisers of a Pride parade in Russia have been granted a paltry amount of compensation after their event was banned from going ahead.
5th December 2014
Vladimir Putin: Russia doesn’t have a problem with gays 25
2:59 PM — Vladimir Putin is claiming that the West has invented Russia's record of homophobia.
30th November 2014
Huge rise in number of gay Russians seeking asylum in the US 20
6:07 PM — The number of gay Russians seeking asylum in the United States has nearly tripled in just two years.
29th November 2014
Russian Senator: Lawmaker behind anti-gay law should face criminal charges 27
2:43 PM — A Russian Senator has called for one of the country's most notoriously homophobic politicians to face criminal charges for his extremism.
22nd November 2014
Parents of murdered gay man Matthew Shepard to speak in Russia 18
3:48 PM — The parents of murdered gay man Matthew Shepard have travelled to Russia to speak to the local gay community.
18th November 2014
US rapper Mykki Blanco posts ‘love letter’ to Russia’s LGBT community following raid at concert
11:41 AM — US rapper Mykki Blanco has penned a letter in solidarity with Russia's underground LGBT community after he was forced to change venue due to a police raid.
14th November 2014
Russia: Anti-gay lawmaker preparing bill to close same-sex marriage ‘loophole’ 4
10:09 AM — The author of St Petersburg’s anti-gay censorship law is preparing a bill to force brides and grooms to wear traditional wedding attire, after a lesbian couple were allowed to marry last week.
10th November 2014
Sir Elton John attacks Russia’s anti-gay laws during St Petersburg concert 13
5:13 PM — Sir Elton John laid into Russia's 'gay propaganda' law during a concert in St Petersburg.
9th November 2014
Russia: Same-sex couple allowed to marry in St Petersburg 19
2:35 PM — There is outcry in Russia after a lesbian couple were allowed to marry.
3rd November 2014
Russia: Steve Jobs memorial torn down after Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay 46
1:47 PM — A giant interactive iPhone memorial to Steve Jobs was reportedly torn down in St Petersburg after Apple's current CEO came out as gay last week.
Russian actor who called for gays to be put in ovens blacklisted from Estonia 1
11:07 AM — Estonia has become the third country to ban the Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin after he made anti-gay comments, following Latvia and Ukraine.
31st October 2014
Ukraine: Oldest cinema in Kiev goes up in flames during gay film screening 9
11:03 AM — Kiev's oldest cinema went up in flames this week during the screening of a gay film after a smoke grenade was thrown into the audience.
27th October 2014
Russia: Dozens of anti-gay nationalists swarm gathering of three gay rights activists 8
3:37 PM — Two young women and a man campaigning for gay rights in Russia were met with about 100 nationalist protesters on Sunday, who threw tomatoes and shouted anti-gay abuse.
Russian actor who called for gays to be put in ovens banned from entering Latvia 29
10:49 AM — A Russian sitcom actor, who had previously proposed burning all gay people alive in an oven, has been banned from entering Latvia to give a one-man show about religion.
21st October 2014
Cher tweets her solidarity for ‘brave warriors’ in Russia’s gay community 5
4:23 PM — US singer Cher, who refused to perform at Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics this year, has tweeted her solidarity for marginalised LGBT youth in Russia, calling them "brave warriors."