21st October 2014
Cher tweets her solidarity for ‘brave warriors’ in Russia’s gay community 4
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."
20th October 2014
Russian activist who nailed his testicles to floor has now cut off his ear lobe 25
6:08 PM — A Russian performance artist and activist who previously nailed his testicles to the cobbles in Moscow's Red Square, has now cut off his ear lobe atop the roof of a psychiatric institution.
13th October 2014
Russian politician: Our clean air ‘purified’ actor Gérard Depardieu of homosexuality 21
6:08 PM — A Russian politician has claimed that actor and director Gérard Depardieu has been 'purified' of homosexuality since moving to Russia.
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.
2nd October 2014
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.
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.
23rd September 2014
Watch: t.A.T.u. singer apologise for saying she ‘condemns’ gays… kind of 45
11:41 AM — One member of Russian band t.A.T.u. has now apparently apologised for saying that she "would condemn" her son if he was gay, on a recent talk show.
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.
Hate preacher Scott Lively: Gay rights groups are trying to have me murdered 42
2:53 PM — Notoriously anti-gay hate preacher Scott Lively has claimed that rights groups are trying to have him murdered.
18th September 2014
Watch: t.A.T.u. singer doesn’t mind lesbians, but ‘won’t accept’ gay men 61
6:28 PM — A singer from Russian duo t.A.T.u. has in a bizarre turn of events condemned gay men in a recent interview.
16th September 2014
WHO: Russia’s anti-gay laws hamper fight against HIV 4
1:12 PM — Russia’s “repressive drug and homosexuality laws” hamper its fight against HIV, the World Health Organisation has warned.
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
Moscow anti-gay conference plans spread of ‘gay propaganda’ laws across the world 31
5:25 PM — A conference of anti-gay groups in Moscow has called for lobbyists to attempt to introduce 'gay propaganda' laws across the world.
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.