14th September 2014
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.
11th September 2014
Russian gays may be given alternative to national service 6
2:58 PM — A committee of the Russian State Duma is to consider whether gay men should be allowed the option of alternative civilian service, rather than national service.
6th September 2014
Grindr disables location data over security loophole 1
1:10 PM — Hookup app Grindr has disabled the use of location data in some countries, over worries that users could be tracked down.
5th September 2014
Russian blogger accused of starting a ‘gay terrorist underworld’ by security services 8
9:39 AM — A Russian blogger says he was accused of creating a "gay terrorist underworld", by security services.
3rd September 2014
Crimea ‘does not need gays’, says most senior politician 35
12:13 PM — The top official in Crimea has said that gay people "have no chance" there, and that the peninsula does "not need such people."
1st September 2014
Russia ditches plans for ‘no gays’ Eurovision rival 95
9:45 PM — Russia has ditched plans to revive the Soviet era Intervision Song Contest as a "family friendy" rival to Eurovision.
22nd August 2014
Is this Russia’s first same-sex marriage? 6
11:28 AM — Authorities were legally unable to prevent the two brides from marrying - because one is legally male.
18th August 2014
Russia: Anti-gay extremist sentenced to five years in a penal colony 14
6:30 PM — A Russian extremist whose whose gang was alleged to have tortured gay teenagers and forced them to come out, has been sentenced to five years in a penal colony.
13th August 2014
Mickey Rourke thinks Putin is ‘cool’ and says Gareth Thomas film will feature sex scene 19
2:57 PM — Mickey Rouke, who says he’s making a film about gay former rugby player Gareth Thomas, thinks President Vladimir Putin is “very cool”.
11th August 2014
Pastor: Vladimir Putin will out Obama within 100 days 23
11:40 AM — A pastor has claimed that Vladimir Putin is planning to 'out' Barack Obama as a gay man.
8th August 2014
The Netherlands: Regulations changed to allow Russians to seek asylum 3
6:20 PM — The Netherlands is making it easier for LGBT Russians to apply for asylum, due to the country's 'gay propaganda' law.
6th August 2014
Russia: Creators of truth or dare game fined under ‘gay propaganda’ law 4
3:16 PM — The Russian creators of a truth-or-dare style card game have been hit with a fine, for 'promoting' homosexuality among minors.
4th August 2014
Russian leader Vladimir Putin mocked with ‘pencil holder’ 15
11:19 AM — The creator of the Vladimir Putin butt plug has released a new pencil holder based on the Russian leader.
1st August 2014
Where is anal sex porn most popular? The answer may surprise you 41
1:58 PM — Anal sex porn is more popular in Russia than it is in any other country, according to Pornhub.
29th July 2014
Russia to revive Soviet Eurovision alternative to protest gay ‘madness’ of Conchita win 43
11:42 AM — Russia is set to revive a Soviet version of Eurovision, following the fact that bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, won the competition this year.
28th July 2014
Russia: Pride rally held in St Petersburg Sunday without violence 3
12:20 PM — Russian news sources report that a peaceful Gay pride parade took place in St Petersburg on Sunday, despite organisers being told to hold the event on a landfill site.
26th July 2014
Sir Bob Geldof: China ‘doesn’t give a crap’ about fighting HIV 16
6:29 PM — Sir Bob Geldof has attacked China and Russia for their lack of funding for HIV/AIDS research.
Russia: Authorities told St Petersburg Pride organisers to hold rally on landfill site 17
12:51 PM — Authorities in St Petersburg have suggested that the organisers of the city's Pride rally hold it on a landfill site instead.
23rd July 2014
Russian gay rights group deemed ‘foreign agent’ for ‘violating straight rights’ 16
1:05 PM — An LGBT rights organisation based in Russia has been deemed a "foreign agent" by a St Petersburg court.
21st July 2014
Tom Daley’s plane forced to make emergency landing in Russia 19
12:16 PM — A plane carrying diving star Tom Daley has had to make an emergency landing in Russia.