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.
7th January 2015
Attackers injure patrons at gay club in Russia 5
11:17 AM — Gay nightclub Fantom in Tolyatti, Russia, was stormed by attackers.
31st December 2014
Russia: Pussy Riot members among 18 people arrested after protest 9
11:35 AM — Eighteen protesters, including members of Pussy Riot, have been detained in Moscow.
29th December 2014
Conchita Wurst: I want to meet with Vladimir Putin 8
2:29 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has called for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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.