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.
18th July 2014
Russian lesbian couple seek asylum in Argentina after getting married 6
1:18 PM — A Russian lesbian couple are attempting to claim asylum in Argentina, after fleeing their home country to get married.
14th July 2014
Video: Tori Amos performs lesbian anthem at Moscow gig 11
7:00 PM — Tori Amos has performed a lesbian anthem in a Moscow concert as part of her recent world tour.
9th July 2014
Russian MP wants naked Apollo removed from bank note in case he turns kids gay 34
1:46 PM — A Russian MP has demanded that a naked picture of Apollo on a banknote be removed, in case it turns children gay.
8th July 2014
Does international aid help or hinder LGBT people in foreign countries? 8
12:58 PM — International aid donor groups host discussion about the effectiveness of aid for LGBT rights in developing countries.
7th July 2014
Priest: World Cup is a ‘homosexual abomination’ because players wear gay shoes 69
5:53 PM — A Russian Orthodox Priest has claimed that the World Cup is an abomination because players wear brightly-coloured shoes.
Documentary about gay athletes secretly filmed at Sochi Olympics 8
5:25 PM — A documentary about the lives of gay athletes was secretly filmed at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, it has been revealed.
Anti-gay group accidentally uses photo from photographer who takes adorable gay pictures 7
2:23 PM — The anti-gay group NOM attempted to celebrate the 'sanctity of marriage' with a picture from a photographer who takes adorable photos of gay couples.
2nd July 2014
Demi Lovato angers Russians over on-stage Putin gay kiss 15
2:33 PM — Demi Lovato has provoked anger from Russians, after two of her male back-up dancers, one naked apart from a picture of President Putin’s face covering his genitals, shared a kiss onstage at her concert.
30th June 2014
Elton John to return to Russia and plans to meet up with Putin 23
4:46 PM — Sir Elton John has said he intends to travel to Russia this November to perform, and will also try to meet up with President Vladimir Putin.
Georgia: Pro-Russian ‘fake pride’ planned in attempt to derail EU agreement 4
12:02 PM — Georgian activists accuse pro-Russian group of attempting to organize a pride parade in order to postpone trade agreement with the EU.
25th June 2014
Putin: It is a fictional idea that Russia is anti-gay – we don’t execute gays 14
4:39 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed international controversy surrounding his country's recently introduced anti-gay law, to say that because the country does not execute gay people, it is "fictional" that gay people are oppressed.
21st June 2014
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
19th June 2014
Actor Ralph Fiennes: I was asked not to employ a gay director in Russia 40
6:48 PM — During a recent trip to Russia, Ralph Fiennes says he was told not to employ a gay director or film any gay subject matter.
18th June 2014
UK: Lotus F1 Team fired PR head over Russia gay kiss tweet
2:38 PM — Lotus F1 Team allegedly fired its PR manager, after he tweeted a picture of two men kissing on the company's Twitter feed to protest the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
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.