29th July 2013
Russia: Deputies seek defamation charges against gay rights activist 11
1:09 PM — Two deputies in the Russian State Duma have requested that prosecutors file criminal charges of defamation against a gay rights activist, because they say he insulted public officials on Twitter.
27th July 2013
Russia tells Olympics: Athletes and spectators will be exempt from our anti-gay laws 139
2:35 PM — The International Olympics Committee (IOC) has said that it has received reassurance from the Russian government that athletes and spectators will be exempt from the country's draconian anti-gay laws during the 2014 Winter Olympics to be held in the Russian city of Sochi.
26th July 2013
Petition calls for Manchester to cut cultural ties with St Petersburg over anti-gay laws 20
5:32 PM — A petition has been started to have Manchester City Council cut its cultural ties with Russian city St Petersburg, over recently passed anti-gay legislation in Russia.
Russia: LGBT film festival loses appeal against fines under ‘foreign agent’ laws 2
4:30 PM — A Russian LGBT film festival has lost an appeal against fines made against it under new controversial 'foreign agent' laws.
Canada: Vancouver bars join ‘dump Russia vodka’ campaign over anti-gay laws 9
2:49 PM — At least two bars in Vancouver have joined the battle against the controversial Russian anti-gay “propaganda” laws by refusing to sell Russian made vodka.
Russia: Gay teenagers tortured and made to come out on video by militant ‘anti-paedophilia’ group 123
2:18 PM — A neo-Nazi Russian group has taken to social media to publicise images and videos of gay teenagers lured in on the promise of a date, before torturing them and forcing them to come out to friends and family on video.
US: Stoli vodka ‘upset and angry’ at Russian anti-gay laws 23
12:08 PM — Stolichnaya, one of the most popular vodkas in the United States, has joined the battle against the controversial anti-gay "propaganda" laws in Russia with a worldwide message of support for the LGBT community.
24th July 2013
Petition calls for British boycott of Russian Winter Olympics because of anti-gay laws 13
5:06 PM — A petition has been started with a view to having the British Olympics Association boycott the Russian Winter Olympics next year, in the wake of the passage of anti-gay legislation.
22nd July 2013
Russia: 4 Dutch citizens quizzed by police over ‘gay propaganda’ 10
5:31 PM — Four Dutch nationals have been questioned by police in Russia over alleged "gay propaganda" offences.
21st July 2013
Head of Russian Orthodox Church warns equal marriage is a sign of the apocalypse 83
8:00 PM — The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, has condemned the advance of marriage equality in the West, calling it a symptom of the apocalypse.
18th July 2013
Ireland updates travel advice for LGBT citizens travelling to Russia due to passing of anti-gay laws 20
5:52 PM — The Irish Government has updated its advice for citizens travelling to Russia following the recent passing of several homophobic laws.
Iceland: Mayor of Reykjavík wants to cut ties with Moscow over passage of anti-gay law 22
12:43 AM — The mayor of Iceland's capital city Reykjavic wants to cut cultural and political ties between Moscow and his city over the recent passage of anti-gay legislation in Russia.
15th July 2013
Russia: Five gay rights protesters detained following Red Square demonstration 6
1:15 PM — Police in Moscow detained five gay rights activists on Sunday for holding a demonstration against Russia's recently introduced anti-gay legislation.
13th July 2013
Video: Band creates video protesting recent Russian anti-gay laws 4
1:45 PM — A band has dedicated a new single from its debut album to supporting gay and lesbian people in Russia, and in opposition to recently passed anti-gay laws.
5th July 2013
Actress Tilda Swinton flies rainbow flag in Moscow in solidarity with LGBT community 13
2:19 AM — Actress Tilda Swinton has posed for a photograph, posted on the internet by her representative, flying a rainbow flag in front of St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, in solidarity with the LGBT community.
3rd July 2013
Russia: Putin signs same-sex adoption ban into law 18
4:12 PM — The Russian President Vladimir Putin has imposed a ban on child adoption by same-sex couples in Russia.
2nd July 2013
Russia: Four gay rights activists detained for unsanctioned rally 7
4:49 PM — Moscow city police on Tuesday afternoon detained four gay rights activists for staging an unsanctioned rally in the downtown area of the city.
US: Conservative group supports Russian anti-gay legislation as conference to be held at Kremlin 20
1:13 AM — In a sign of solidarity with Russia over recently passed legislation to ban "homosexual propaganda", a US-based conservative group plans to hold its annual conference at the Kremlin next year.
30th June 2013
Russia: Putin signs anti-’gay propaganda’ bill into law 25
4:09 PM — An official publication has reported today that President Vladimir Putin has signed into law an anti-"propaganda" bill targeting non-traditional relationships, which was recently approved by both house of the Russian Parliament.
29th June 2013
Russia: Dozens arrested under ‘gay propaganda’ law for attempting to hold gay pride rally 30
5:47 PM — Dozens of gay rights demonstrators have been arrested in the Russian city of St Petersburg, after attempting to hold a gay pride rally.