11th August 2013
Russian politician brands Stephen Fry as ‘sick’ and compares being gay to having sex with a dog 75
11:43 PM — One of the key architects of Russia's anti-gay laws has branded the actor, writer and campaigner Stephen Fry as "sick" and compared being gay to bestuality in an interview with the BBC.
10th August 2013
Stephen Fry tells PinkNews: ‘The way to stop a tyrant like Putin is to inconvenience him’ 55
10:23 PM — In a PinkNews exclusive interview, Stephen Fry says greater pressure needs to be placed on Russia regarding its position on LGBT rights and he's urging people to “mock” President Putin.
Stephen Fry: Olympic Athletes should perform a gesture to oppose Putin treating gays as sub-humans 56
4:22 PM — Speaking at the Whitehall protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws, Stephen Fry said that athletes taking part in the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 should perform a simple gesture to show their solidarity with the LGBT community.
Photos: More than a thousand Londoners straight and gay protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws 17
3:00 PM — A protest against the treatment of LGBT people in Russia is currently underway in London near the official residence of the Prime Minister David Cameron in Downing Street. More than one thousand people have attended what is believed to be the largest gay rights protest in recent years.
Russia: Ex-deputy PM questioned over lawmaker’s ‘gay and oral phobias’ 6
11:32 AM — A former deputy prime minister of Russia, now a popular political blogger, reported on Facebook yesterday that he had been grilled by authorities about the "gay and oral phobias" of one of the lawmakers behind Russia's anti-LGBT propaganda law.
David Cameron tells Stephen Fry: I share your deep concern about the abuse of gay people in Russia 77
9:11 AM — The Prime Minister David Cameron has told the writer and broadcaster Stephen Fry that he shares his "deep concern about the abuse of gay people in Russia." Mr Cameron added that this abuse can be challenged by attending, not boycotting the Winter Olympics.
9th August 2013
US radio host: ‘Russia’s new laws are not homophobic, but homorealistic’ 38
11:32 PM — US christian radio host Bryan Fischer has weighed in on the international outcry surrounding recently passed Russian anti-gay laws, to say that Russia is simply "homorealistic", not homophobic.
US: NBC reassures gay and lesbian employees of safety during Winter Olympics 13
11:20 PM — US television network NBC has attempted to reassure its gay and lesbian employees who may work during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, that they will be kept safe despite the passage of anti-gay laws.
Obama: ‘If Russia doesn’t have gay or lesbian athletes, it’ll probably make their team weaker’ 24
8:38 PM — US President Barack Obama has continued his criticism of Russia's anti-gay laws by arguing that a completely straight sports team is weaker than an inclusive team. He rejected calls for the United States to boycott the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
LGBT sport groups urge IOC to make sure Winter Olympics are safe for gay athletes 6
5:39 PM — Several LGBT sport and human rights organisations have called on the International Olympic Committee to make sure the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia is safe for LGBT athletes to attend.
Nick Clegg: ‘It is worrying and depressing that Russia is taking steps backwards for LGBT rights’ 11
5:18 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has reiterated his stance opposing recently introduced anti-gay laws in Russia, and saying it is "worrying and depressing", that LGBT rights in Russia are receding.
UN Russian Ambassador says anti-gay law will remain in effect during Winter Olympics 5
4:55 PM — The Russian Ambassador the the United Nations Vitaly Churkin, has addressed gay rights campaigners to say that recently introduced anti-gay laws will remain in effect during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Tory MP Mike Weatherley receives death threat over opposition to Russian anti-gay laws 13
4:29 PM — Conservative MP Mike Weatherley has received a death threat on Twitter, after speaking out to push David Cameron to act against recently introduced Russian anti-gay laws.
British Olympic Association: Boycotting Russian Winter Olympics would ‘penalise athletes’ 30
3:48 PM — The British Olympic Association says the proposed boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi would serve only to "penalise athletes."
Conservative MP Mike Weatherley calls on David Cameron to speak out against Russia’s anti-gay laws 5
2:17 PM — Conservative MP Mike Weatherley has written a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron stating "Britain, as a bastion of gay rights, has a duty not to stay silent over Russia’s appalling treatment of LGBT people."
LGBT demonstration to take place outside Russian Consulate in Edinburgh this afternoon 2
12:47 PM — A demonstration against Russia's homophobic censorship laws is taking place outside the Russian Consulate in Edinburgh this afternoon.
Tory MP Simon Kirby calls on Foreign Secretary to condemn Russian Government’s treatment of LGBT people 16
10:54 AM — Conservative MP Simon Kirby has written a letter to Foreign Secretary William Hague urging him to "lead in the international condemnation of the Russian Government's treatment of LGBT people."
Canada: Foreign Affairs Minister brushes off criticism over pro-LGBT stance 4
1:04 AM — Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, has brushed off an attack from a conservative women's group which said his pro-gay stance over the situation in Russia was not representative of Canadian citizens.
8th August 2013
Russian Sports Minister tells world to ‘calm down’ about state sanctioned repression of gay people 51
10:54 PM — The Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has told the world to "calm down" over Russia's recently passed laws that ban the bans the "promotion of non-traditional relationships".
Video: Partially state-funded Russian news channel runs report saying Western coverage of anti-gay laws is ‘warped’ 23
6:47 PM — Russian partially state-funded news channel RT has aired a special report on foreign perceptions of recently passed anti-gay laws, which appears to attempt to suggest that the majority of Russian support the laws, and calls US reports on the issue "warped".