27th March 2015
David Cameron: I personally raised gay rights with Vladimir Putin 11
3:36 PM — David Cameron has said that he has personally raised Russia's poor record on gay rights with Vladimir Putin.
21st March 2015
Russia calls for UN vote to block benefits for gay staff 33
11:17 AM — Russia is attempting to force a vote to ban the United Nations from providing benefits to staff with same-sex spouses.
13th March 2015
Vladimir Putin is definitely not dead, Kremlin insists 32
8:11 PM — The Kremlin has been forced to deny that Russian President Vladimir Putin has died - after he cancelled a string of public appearances.
IKEA pulls Russian magazine over anti-gay law 9
3:06 PM — IKEA has pulled the Russian edition of its Family Life magazine to avoid being in breach of the country's anti-gay propaganda law.
Anti-gay lawmaker calls for Russia to boycott Eurovision 20
2:51 PM — Anti-gay Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov has called for Russia to boycott this year's Eurovision Song Contest, due to champion Conchita Wurst.
4th March 2015
Russia tries to block UN from providing benefits to gay employees 19
7:03 PM — Russia is trying to block the United Nations from opening up its employee benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
27th February 2015
Russian police raid club owned by ‘lesbian selfie’ woman 15
11:39 AM — Russian police raided the lesbian nightclub Infinity, run by the woman who kissed her girlfriend in a viral photo.
25th February 2015
Edward Snowden: Gay marriage movement shows why governments shouldn’t have ‘perfect surveillance’ 47
1:07 PM — Whistleblower Edward Snowden has cited lobbyists for same-sex marriage as an example of why governments shouldn't have too much control over surveillance.
12th February 2015
Intimate image of gay couple wins World Press Photo 2014 6
12:33 PM — An intimate image of a gay couple in Russia has won World Press Photo of the Year 2014, beating 97,911 other images.
11th February 2015
Star of Russian sitcom comes out as gay 17
7:23 PM — One of the stars of one of Russia's biggest sitcoms has come out as gay.
8th February 2015
Sam Smith: I will never perform in Russia 9
11:42 AM — Sam Smith has said he will "never" play a gig in Russia - because of the country's anti-gay laws.
5th February 2015
Russian senator: For a joke I might shut down a gay club 29
10:55 AM — An anti-gay Russian politician has hit back at a lesbian couple who took a selfie with him in the background to say that in response he might close down a gay club as a "joke".
4th February 2015
Russian Senator calls LGBT people ‘mentally ill’ 14
3:47 PM — The Russian architect of the "gay propaganda" bill has hit back at the women who took a selfie with him in the background.
2nd February 2015
Lesbians protest author of Russia’s anti-gay law in the best way possible 20
7:10 PM — A pair of lesbian activists have snapped a photo in front of the architect of Russia's 'gay propaganda' law.
27th January 2015
Google apologises for translating ‘gay’ as faggot, fairy, and pansy boy 8
12:38 PM — Google has issued an apology - after a translation tool suggested a number of offensive translations for the word "gay".
19th January 2015
Russia to ban films that ‘defile the national culture’ 41
4:50 PM — Russia is introducing harsher rules for film screenings - that could be used to crack down on LGBT cinema.
14th January 2015
Russia NOT banning trans people from driving 8
4:32 PM — The Russian Health Ministry has clarified that people will not be banned from driving just for being trans.
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.
9th January 2015
Russia bans transgender people from driving 25
11:48 AM — Russia has enacted new rules banning transgender people from obtaining driver's licenses.
8th January 2015
Russia: anti-gay activist claims he had 29 teachers fired 10
5:02 PM — A Russian self-styled "homophobe cat" claims his campaign has resulted in 29 teachers fired for being gay.