17th March 2014
US reverend: Obama should be more like Putin in tackling gay issues 5
8:05 PM — A US evangelist has made the claim that Obama should look to Russian President Vladimir Putin for inspiration with how to handle gay rights.
Author of Russian anti-gay law sanctioned by US over role in Ukraine crisis 2
7:54 PM — The Russian politician who wrote and sponsored the country's widely condemned anti-gay law is among various political figures to be subjected to sanctions because of their role in the Ukraine crisis.
Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev: Russia is not a homophobic country and I’m not gay 19
11:41 AM — Media tycoon Evgeny Lebedev has defended his native country Russia from suggestions it’s intrinsically homophobic and says he doesn't care if people think he is gay.
15th March 2014
Irish health minister to discuss Russia’s anti-gay laws during Moscow trip 4
2:08 PM — Ireland's Junior Health Minister Alex White is to bring up Russia's anti-gay law in a trip to Moscow taking place this week.
9th March 2014
Video: Russian gay rights campaigners pelted with eggs at International Women’s Day rally 5
12:59 PM — A group of armed men were arrested in Moscow yesterday after they disrupted a gay rights demonstration for International Women's Day by throwing eggs at the demonstrators and setting fire to their placards.
6th March 2014
Russian minister accidentally called ‘gay lover’ in Channel 4 subtitle mix-up 8
8:18 PM — The Russian Foreign Minister has accidentally been referred to as "so gay lover of", in a subtitle mix-up during a Channel 4 report.
Dalai Lama says gay marriage is ‘OK’ and anti-LGBT bullying is ‘wrong’ 36
2:04 PM — In a rare interview, the Dalai Lama has said that he thinks same-sex marriage is "OK", and voiced his disapproval at the bullying of LGBT people.
4th March 2014
Game allows users to create ‘gay Putin’, and play dress-up with him 16
6:39 PM — A new website has been created in order to support LGBT people in Russia, which allows users to create a 'Gay Putin', using props and outfits to add to a cartoon version of the Russian President.
3rd March 2014
UK Equality ministers to boycott Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine crisis 10
11:42 AM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, will not attend the Sochi Winter Paralympics due to the crisis in Ukraine.
1st March 2014
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow to visit LGBT Russians during official trip 4
3:56 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has promised to visit LGBT people during a trip to Russia later this year.
26th February 2014
Bomb threat interrupts gay olympics in Moscow 2
4:55 PM — Just days after the end of the Sochi Winter Olympics, gay rights groups found their 'Open Olympics' in Moscow disturbed by a bomb threat.
25th February 2014
Video: What life could be like if Russia abolished it’s anti-gay laws 13
2:44 PM — Campaigners have produced a video showing what life could be like if Russia abolished its laws governing gay ‘propaganda’.
23rd February 2014
Sir Ian McKellen: ‘I’ve never met a gay person who came out and regretted it’ 12
11:03 AM — Actor and activist Sir Ian McKellen spoke up on the topic coming out recently, saying he has "never met a gay person who came out and who regretted it."
21st February 2014
Pussy Riot’s new anti-Putin music video uses footage from Cossack Militia beatings 1
1:06 PM — Pussy Riot has released a new anti-Putin music video which uses footage from a recent protest where members of the band were whipped, sprayed in the face, struck and thrown to the ground by Cossack militia.
UK survey: Majority of social media mentions about Olympic Sponsors criticise Russian anti-gay laws
12:09 PM — According to a recent social media review, a vast majority of UK talk about Olympic Sponsors Coca-Cola, Visa, and McDonald's has focused exclusively on their failure to address anti-gay laws in Russia.
Russia: Social network page accused of breaking anti-gay ‘propaganda’ laws acquitted of charges
11:01 AM — A woman accused of breaking Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" laws for setting up a pro-LGBT support page has now been acquitted of charges.
Ex-Thatcher minister: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a ‘sad man’ for backing Putin’s stance on gay rights 4
10:54 AM — Former Thatcher cabinet minister Lord Deben says Bernie Ecclestone is a “sad man” for supporting Vladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights.
20th February 2014
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: I ‘completely agree’ with Putin’s position on gay rights 40
6:06 PM — Bernie Ecclestone says he "completely agrees" with Vladimir Putin's stance on gay rights.
19th February 2014
Video: Pussy Riot whipped and beaten by Cossack militia for attempted Sochi performance 33
5:17 PM — A video has emerged which shows members of punk band Pussy Riot being whipped, sprayed in the face, struck and thrown to the ground by Cossack militia after they attempted a performance under a sign advertising the Sochi Winter Olympics.
18th February 2014
Putin gives top presidential honour to TV host who said gays hearts ‘should be burned’ 31
1:17 PM — A Russian TV host who said the hearts of gay people should be burned after they die, has been given a top honour by President Putin for contributions to the country's "social development", and "humanitarian achievements".