28th July 2014
Russia: Pride rally held in St Petersburg Sunday without violence 3
12:20 PM — Russian news sources report that a peaceful Gay pride parade took place in St Petersburg on Sunday, despite organisers being told to hold the event on a landfill site.
26th July 2014
Russia: Authorities told St Petersburg Pride organisers to hold rally on landfill site 17
12:51 PM — Authorities in St Petersburg have suggested that the organisers of the city's Pride rally hold it on a landfill site instead.
23rd July 2014
Russian gay rights group deemed ‘foreign agent’ for ‘violating straight rights’ 16
1:05 PM — An LGBT rights organisation based in Russia has been deemed a "foreign agent" by a St Petersburg court.
7th July 2014
Documentary about gay athletes secretly filmed at Sochi Olympics 8
5:25 PM — A documentary about the lives of gay athletes was secretly filmed at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, it has been revealed.
30th June 2014
Elton John to return to Russia and plans to meet up with Putin 23
4:46 PM — Sir Elton John has said he intends to travel to Russia this November to perform, and will also try to meet up with President Vladimir Putin.
25th June 2014
Putin: It is a fictional idea that Russia is anti-gay – we don’t execute gays 14
4:39 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed international controversy surrounding his country's recently introduced anti-gay law, to say that because the country does not execute gay people, it is "fictional" that gay people are oppressed.
Kyrgyzstan Parliamentary Committee passes bill to ban LGBT ‘propaganda’ 1
3:51 PM — The Parliament of Kyrgyzstan's Human Rights Committee has approved a bill banning LGBT "propaganda", and a full parliamentary vote may take place this week.
18th June 2014
UK: Lotus F1 Team fired PR head over Russia gay kiss tweet
2:38 PM — Lotus F1 Team allegedly fired its PR manager, after he tweeted a picture of two men kissing on the company's Twitter feed to protest the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
30th May 2014
Kyrgyzstan urged by human rights groups to scrap anti-gay bills 2
12:05 PM — The parliament in Kyrgyzstan is being urged to reject legislation which would ban "foreign agents" and "homosexual propaganda".
Lord Browne: New Russian law is about ‘political posturing, not disgust for gay people’ 9
11:43 AM — Former BP boss Lord Browne, who recently suggested the oil giant could send gay staff to countries like Russia, has now said he doesn't think Vladimir Putin is anti-gay, but just a "pragmatist".
29th May 2014
Canadian teenage Olympic luger comes out as gay 18
2:50 PM — On his 18th birthday, Canadian Olympian John Fennell has publicly come out as gay.
26th May 2014
Lord Browne: BP should send gay employees to Russia to push for change 3
6:35 PM — The former CEO of British Petroleum, Lord Browne, has said the company could send gay employees into countries like Russia which have anti-gay laws.
23rd May 2014
Russia: Prosecutors to investigate series of children’s books after ‘gay propaganda’ complaint 5
3:16 PM — Prosecutors in Russia are to investigate a series of children's books after complaints that they "threaten the cultural values" of the country through acceptance of gay relationships.
21st May 2014
Pro-Putin conductor: Russia’s ‘taboos’ need to be respected 27
11:19 AM — A Russian conductor, who strongly supports President Vladimir Putin, says "taboos" like homosexuality, should be respected by the West.
15th May 2014
Russian rail boss: Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision win represents ‘vulgar ethno-facism’ 19
5:47 PM — A Russian railway boss has accused the West of imposing "pure propaganda" on Europe after Austria's victory at this year's Eurovision song contest.
9th May 2014
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
1st May 2014
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."
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.