25th March 2014
Campaigns demand FIFA bans Russia from hosting 2018 World Cup due to anti-gay law 6
3:01 PM — Campaigns in the UK and US featuring petitions with signatures from 60 countries are demanding that FIFA should relocate the 2018 World Cup from Russia.
24th March 2014
Russia: Thugs attack members of St Patrick’s Day flash mob mistaking them for gay activists 26
3:28 PM — A group of thugs in the Russian city of Irkutsk beat up members of a St Patrick's day flashmob recently, mistakenly believing they were gay activists.
17th March 2014
Russia: Moscow’s largest gay club closes after string of vigilante attacks 9
8:33 PM — Moscow's largest gay club will soon close its doors for good, after a string of vigilante attacks, including shootings, violent assaults and the release of poison gas.
US reverend: Obama should be more like Putin in tackling gay issues 5
8:05 PM — A US evangelist has made the claim that Obama should look to Russian President Vladimir Putin for inspiration with how to handle gay rights.
Author of Russian anti-gay law sanctioned by US over role in Ukraine crisis 2
7:54 PM — The Russian politician who wrote and sponsored the country's widely condemned anti-gay law is among various political figures to be subjected to sanctions because of their role in the Ukraine crisis.
Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev: Russia is not a homophobic country and I’m not gay 19
11:41 AM — Media tycoon Evgeny Lebedev has defended his native country Russia from suggestions it’s intrinsically homophobic and says he doesn't care if people think he is gay.
15th March 2014
Irish health minister to discuss Russia’s anti-gay laws during Moscow trip 4
2:08 PM — Ireland's Junior Health Minister Alex White is to bring up Russia's anti-gay law in a trip to Moscow taking place this week.
7th March 2014
Fox host: ‘Allowing gays makes the military like lab rats, which is why Putin invaded Ukraine’ 22
9:08 PM — A Fox News host said that allowing gays to openly serve has made the military "laboratory rats in some radical social experiment", and blamed Obama's 'pink crayon' policies for the current conflict in Ukraine.
6th March 2014
Russian minister accidentally called ‘gay lover’ in Channel 4 subtitle mix-up 8
8:18 PM — The Russian Foreign Minister has accidentally been referred to as "so gay lover of", in a subtitle mix-up during a Channel 4 report.
4th March 2014
Duncan James: ‘It’s scary what’s happening to gays in Russia’ 10
8:27 PM — Blue singer Duncan James has said that the treatment of gay people in Russia is 'scary', and that he feels lucky to live in the UK.
Game allows users to create ‘gay Putin’, and play dress-up with him 16
6:39 PM — A new website has been created in order to support LGBT people in Russia, which allows users to create a 'Gay Putin', using props and outfits to add to a cartoon version of the Russian President.
Comment: Russia must be barred from holding the 2018 World Cup because of its anti-gay law 16
1:55 PM — Writing for PinkNews, James Lavin says Russia should not be allowed to host the 2018 World Cup because of human rights violations against the LGBT community.
3rd March 2014
UK Equality ministers to boycott Sochi Paralympics over Ukraine crisis 10
11:42 AM — Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities, will not attend the Sochi Winter Paralympics due to the crisis in Ukraine.
1st March 2014
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow to visit LGBT Russians during official trip 4
3:56 PM — The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has promised to visit LGBT people during a trip to Russia later this year.
26th February 2014
Bomb threat interrupts gay olympics in Moscow 2
4:55 PM — Just days after the end of the Sochi Winter Olympics, gay rights groups found their 'Open Olympics' in Moscow disturbed by a bomb threat.
Russia: Man jailed for manslaughter for stabbing doctor who proposed gay sex 4
3:55 PM — A man in Russia has been jailed for nine years after killing a doctor who proposed that they have "homosexual relations".
25th February 2014
Video: What life could be like if Russia abolished it’s anti-gay laws 13
2:44 PM — Campaigners have produced a video showing what life could be like if Russia abolished its laws governing gay ‘propaganda’.
21st February 2014
Ex-Thatcher minister: F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is a ‘sad man’ for backing Putin’s stance on gay rights 4
10:54 AM — Former Thatcher cabinet minister Lord Deben says Bernie Ecclestone is a “sad man” for supporting Vladimir Putin’s stance on gay rights.
20th February 2014
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: I ‘completely agree’ with Putin’s position on gay rights 40
6:06 PM — Bernie Ecclestone says he "completely agrees" with Vladimir Putin's stance on gay rights.
19th February 2014
Video: Pussy Riot whipped and beaten by Cossack militia for attempted Sochi performance 33
5:17 PM — A video has emerged which shows members of punk band Pussy Riot being whipped, sprayed in the face, struck and thrown to the ground by Cossack militia after they attempted a performance under a sign advertising the Sochi Winter Olympics.