22nd November 2014
Parents of murdered gay man Matthew Shepard to speak in Russia 15
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."
Russia: Gay activists lodge complaint with ECHR against rejected rally application 5
3:55 PM — Gay rights rights activists in Russia have lodged a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights after they were prohibited from holding an equal marriage rally in central Moscow.
20th October 2014
Russian lawmaker demands postal service to refuse Finnish Tom of Finland stamps 17
11:44 AM — A homophobic Russian politician has declared the range of stamps produced to commemorate the influential gay artist Tom of Finland as gay "propaganda."
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 40
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.