17th June 2014
Russia rejects proposal to extend anti-gay law to ban all sexual materials for minors 5
3:11 PM — The lower house of the Russian Parliament today voted to reject a measure which would have extended an anti-gay law to mean that no sexual materials would be shown to minors.
2nd June 2014
Clare Balding: It was more powerful for me to go to Sochi than boycott it 44
2:47 PM — Famed sports broadcaster Clare Balding has spoken out about attending the Sochi Winter Olympics earlier this year, saying she thought it sent "a more powerful message" to go, rather than to boycott the games.
1st June 2014
UK: Two Royal Ballet dancers boycott Russia tour over anti-gay laws 11
7:55 PM — Two top dancers with the Royal Ballet have refused to take part in the company's tour of Russia due to its anti-gay laws.
Russia: Woman arrested for drawn-on Conchita Wurst beard 9
3:11 PM — A woman at a Moscow rally in honour of drag artist Conchita Wurst has been arrested for having a drawn-on beard.
31st May 2014
Russia: Two detained by police at Moscow Pride rally 3
2:25 PM — Moscow police have detained two people for taking part in a pride rally which was denied official permission.
30th May 2014
Norway’s FA bans pro-gay rights demos for Russian match 8
5:37 PM — The Norwegian Football Association has banned political demonstrations including a pro-gay protest during this Saturday's friendly against Russia.
Lord Browne: New Russian law is about ‘political posturing, not disgust for gay people’ 9
11:43 AM — Former BP boss Lord Browne, who recently suggested the oil giant could send gay staff to countries like Russia, has now said he doesn't think Vladimir Putin is anti-gay, but just a "pragmatist".
29th May 2014
Canadian teenage Olympic luger comes out as gay 18
2:50 PM — On his 18th birthday, Canadian Olympian John Fennell has publicly come out as gay.
28th May 2014
Moscow’s biggest gay club to reopen in new location, after attacks forced closure 20
9:12 PM — Moscow's biggest gay club will reopen in a new location, after it was forced to shut its doors following a string of anti-gay attacks.
23rd May 2014
Russia: Prosecutors to investigate series of children’s books after ‘gay propaganda’ complaint 5
3:16 PM — Prosecutors in Russia are to investigate a series of children's books after complaints that they "threaten the cultural values" of the country through acceptance of gay relationships.
21st May 2014
Pro-Putin conductor: Russia’s ‘taboos’ need to be respected 27
11:19 AM — A Russian conductor, who strongly supports President Vladimir Putin, says "taboos" like homosexuality, should be respected by the West.
16th May 2014
Putin: Gay Nazis are responsible for protests in Ukraine 31
9:54 PM — Vladimir Putin has reportedly claimed that "Gay Nazis" are responsible for anti-Russian uprisings in Ukraine.
Russia: Moscow officials ban Conchita Wurst parade 4
8:31 PM — Russian officials have blocked a group from holding a parade in honour of Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst.
15th May 2014
Russian rail boss: Conchita Wurst’s Eurovision win represents ‘vulgar ethno-facism’ 19
5:47 PM — A Russian railway boss has accused the West of imposing "pure propaganda" on Europe after Austria's victory at this year's Eurovision song contest.
14th May 2014
Russia considers pulling out of Eurovision, making ‘straight’ rival show 111
5:47 PM — Russia is reportedly considering pulling out of Eurovision, and making a rival contest for its regions and allies.
11th May 2014
Russian MP: Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision is ‘the end of Europe’ 98
3:18 PM — A Russian MP has claimed that Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst winning Eurovision is "the end of Europe".
10th May 2014
Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst WINS Eurovision! 191
11:33 PM — Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst has won the Eurovision Song Contest, despite calls for a boycott from Russia.
Eurovision: Host banned from wearing rainbows by contest organisers 23
2:48 PM — One of this year's Eurovision hosts has revealed that he has been banned from wearing rainbows by the contest's organisers, because it would be 'political'.
9th May 2014
Russia: Sims game rated ‘adults only’ over same-sex relationships 12
8:41 PM — The latest Sims game has been rated 'Adults Only' in Russia, because it contains same-sex relationships.
Russian authorities approve IDAHOT event for activist – despite anti-gay laws
6:59 PM — An annual event aimed at tackling homophobic attitudes has been approved despite the introduction of Russia's anti-gay laws last summer