15th October 2014
Kyrgyzstan: Anti-gay ‘propaganda’ bill passes first reading despite US embassy warning
1:17 PM — Kyrgyzstan's parliament has voted to pass a bill on first reading which aims to outlaw gay “propaganda."
14th October 2014
Watch: Russian authorities detain 8 gay activists at rally 9
4:50 PM — Eight gay rights activists were detained for 'disobedience' on Sunday after handing out pro-LGBT flyers for National Coming Out Day.
10th October 2014
Russian teen ‘afraid to go home’ after US exchange scheme axed over gays 23
3:15 PM — A Russian teenager who came to the US on an exchange is afraid to return to his country, due to its anti-gay laws.
WATCH: Trailer unveiled for gay rights documentary secretly filmed at Russia Olympics 5
2:10 PM — The first trailer has been released for a gay rights documentary secretly filmed at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
9th October 2014
Tom Daley: ‘I have no concerns about going to Russia’ despite anti-gay laws 41
12:47 PM — Tom Daley has said he will not be protesting Russia's anti-gay 'propaganda' laws during the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan next year.
2nd October 2014
Russia: Film screening about gay teens accused of violating ‘gay propaganda’ laws 4
11:58 AM — Anti-gay activists in Russia have accused the screening of a documentary about gay teens at film festival of violating the country's notorious law "against gay propaganda among minors."
British metal band Judas Priest told not to make gay references during Russian gig 7
8:52 AM — Legendary British metal band Judas Priest, and its out frontman have spoken out about being told not to make any references to gay rights during a gig in St Petersburg.
1st October 2014
Russia scraps US exchange scheme after teen placed with gay family 25
5:11 PM — Russia has scrapped a long-running high school exchange scheme with the US, after a Russian teen was placed with a gay couple.
Russia: Queerfest organisers say police ‘threatened’ venues to shut down 1
10:31 AM — Organisers of Queerfest, an LGBT festival in St Petersburg which was attacked with a harmful gas last week, have criticised police for deliberately pressuring venues to shut down ahead of hosting events.
29th September 2014
Russia: 16 people hospitalised following gas attack at QueerFest culture festival 6
5:31 PM — 16 people were hospitalised following an attack on an LGBT culture festival in St Petersburg.
25th September 2014
Russia’s Constitutional Court upholds gay ‘propaganda’ law 26
12:37 PM — A Russian federal law banning gay “propaganda” has been upheld by the country’s highest court.
International Olympic Committee adds anti-discrimination clause to host city contract 10
10:08 AM — Following an international controversy surrounding the Sochi Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has added an anti-discrimination clause to its host city contract.
21st September 2014
t.A.T.u’s management ‘saddened’ by reaction to singer’s homophobic rant 11
1:00 PM — The management of Russian band t.A.T.u have said they are "saddened" by the reaction to a homophobic rant from former singer Julia Volkova.
20th September 2014
Russia: QueerFest culture festival ‘sprayed with gas’ by homophobic thugs 3
5:37 PM — Anti-gay activists have attacked an LGBT culture festival in St Petersburg, spraying participants with a harmful gas.
19th September 2014
Rufus Wainwright protests Russia’s gay propaganda law at Moscow concert 2
4:30 PM — Singer Rufus Wainwright has rallied against Russia's anti-gay law at a Moscow concert.
Russia: t.A.T.u singer contradicts former bandmate, says everyone should be free to love 3
3:54 PM — Former t.A.T.u singer Lena Katina has reaffirmed her support for gay rights, after her ex-bandmate said she "wouldn't accept" a gay son.
15th September 2014
Russia: Lesbian dance teacher found murdered with throat slashed 16
5:55 PM — A lesbian tango instructor in St Petersburg has been found with her throat slashed.
14th September 2014
Sophie Ellis-Bextor: I won’t boycott Russia over anti-gay laws, I have lots of gay fans there 8
2:46 PM — Sophie Ellis-Bextor has said she won't stop performing in Russia over its anti-gay laws - because she doesn't want to abandon her gay fans there.
29th August 2014
Canadian Olympic luger aims to tackle homophobia through pride 1
12:41 PM — A Canadian out Olympic luger who came out earlier this year has said he wants to tackle homophobia in sport through participating in conversations throughout pride.
29th July 2014
Russia to revive Soviet Eurovision alternative to protest gay ‘madness’ of Conchita win 43
11:42 AM — Russia is set to revive a Soviet version of Eurovision, following the fact that bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, won the competition this year.