15th December 2014
Russian politician stalks local gay clubs to crack down on ‘gay sex on stage’ 18
6:06 PM — A Russian politician has spearheaded a raid on a gay club allegedly because a number of parents said their teenagers were trapped inside.
14th December 2014
Gay skier: Olympic committee ‘didn’t stand up for human rights’ at Sochi Olympics 10
1:46 PM — Openly gay skier Anja Paerson has claimed the International Olympic Committee failed to stand up for human rights when it allowed the Winter Olympic Games to be held in Russia.
7th December 2014
Russia: Pride organisers awarded £36 ‘compensation’ over event ban 1
12:26 PM — Organisers of a Pride parade in Russia have been granted a paltry amount of compensation after their event was banned from going ahead.
5th December 2014
Vladimir Putin: Russia doesn’t have a problem with gays 25
2:59 PM — Vladimir Putin is claiming that the West has invented Russia's record of homophobia.
3rd December 2014
Aeroflot pilot makes anti-gay remarks and jokes about MH17 tragedy 27
4:09 PM — A pilot on Russian national airline Aeroflot has been caught making racist and homophobic remarks on social media.
1st December 2014
Watch: Russian TV falls for spoof video of 11-year-old who loves gay porn 15
6:05 PM — A Russian TV station has fallen for a satirical video of an 11-year-old's parents putting gay porn on his wall.
Russia: Removed Steve Jobs memorial ‘up for auction’ 5
5:13 PM — A memorial to Steve Jobs in Russia, that was torn down when Apple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay, has been put up for auction.
30th November 2014
Huge rise in number of gay Russians seeking asylum in the US 20
6:07 PM — The number of gay Russians seeking asylum in the United States has nearly tripled in just two years.
Russian bank with ties to Putin loans £32m to far-right French party 11
3:10 PM — A Russian bank with links to the Kremlin has allegedly agreed to loan €40m (£32m) to France's far-right Front National.
29th November 2014
Russian Senator: Lawmaker behind anti-gay law should face criminal charges 27
2:43 PM — A Russian Senator has called for one of the country's most notoriously homophobic politicians to face criminal charges for his extremism.
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.
15th November 2014
Deadline passes for ‘prophecy’ that Vladimir Putin will out Obama 31
4:46 PM — A pastor who claimed that Vladimir Putin will 'out' Barack Obama as a gay man is insisting that his prophecy has come true.
12th November 2014
Russia: Ringleader of gang that ‘hunts’ gay people has prison sentence reduced 11
12:44 PM — The leader of a Russian gang which hunts, tortures and humiliates gay men has had his prison sentence reduced by a court.
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.
6th November 2014
Putin named ‘most powerful person in the world’ for a second time 19
3:28 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the most powerful person in the world for a second year in a row.
31st October 2014
Russia 2018 World Cup logo announced despite calls for boycott over anti-gay law 11
6:16 PM — Despite calls for the competition to be removed from Russia due to the country's anti-gay laws, the 2018 FIFA World Cup logo has been announced.
30th October 2014
Politician: Ban Apple CEO Tim Cook from Russia because he could have ‘AIDS’ or ‘Ebola’ 73
6:12 PM — A homophobic lawmaker is now calling for a lifetime travel ban on Apple CEO Tim Cook, who came out publicly as gay on Thursday morning.
22nd October 2014
Pictures: Artist creates gay Putin and Obama exhibition 9
4:22 PM — A Danish artist has created an exhibition portraying Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama as a gay couple.
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."