29th April 2014
LGBT people in Crimea and Ukraine fear persecution under Russian anti-gay law
7:44 PM — Concerns have been raised for the safety of LGBT people in Ukraine, Crimea and Russia amid a crisis in the area.
IOC and UN agree to ‘use sport to build a better world’ following Russian anti-gay law controversy at Sochi 6
6:52 PM — Following an international outrage at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics the International Olympics Committee (IOC) and United Nations (UN) have signed an agreement vowing to "use sport to build a better world."
27th April 2014
Eurovision: Petitions call for removal of Austrian bearded drag queen 55
7:08 PM — Petitions calling for the removal of Austria's Eurovision entry have received thousands of signatures.
22nd April 2014
Russia: Proposed law would force people with HIV to join database, submit fingerprints 23
9:29 PM — A law has been proposed in Russia that would force anyone with HIV to join a database, and submit their details and fingerprints to the government.
20th April 2014
US evangelist: Putin is ‘doing what’s right for Russia’ with anti-gay laws 45
9:26 PM — Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has said in an Easter discussion that Vladimir Putin is 'doing what's right for Russia' by implementing anti-gay policies.
12th April 2014
Pussy Riot members: ‘Vladimir Putin could be gay’ 107
5:59 PM — Two members of Pussy Riot have claimed that Vladimir Putin could be gay.
11th April 2014
Eurovision: Three Russian gay couples to marry in Copenhagen before event 12
8:27 PM — Three Russian gay couples will marry in Copenhagen next month, in the same week the city hosts Eurovision.
10th April 2014
Crimea: Gay woman ‘fearful’ of life under Russia 8
10:22 PM — A Crimean lesbian has said she is terrified that an anti-gay propaganda law will be imposed by Russia.
1st April 2014
Alec Baldwin to play Putin in biopic about Russian President’s life 25
11:39 AM — US actor Alec Baldwin is set to play Vladimir Putin in a film about the Russian President's life.
31st March 2014
Russia: ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’ accused of promoting homosexuality 4
5:58 PM — Acclaimed French lesbian film Blue is the Warmest Colour is under attack in Russia for 'promoting homosexuality' in minors.
Kyrgyzstan: MEPs condemns plans for anti-gay ‘propaganda law’
3:27 PM — Leading European figures have condemned plans for a Russia-style anti-gay propaganda law in Kyrgyzstan.
27th March 2014
Obama: Russia should protect gays, not target them 4
3:39 PM — Barack Obama has chided Russia for its continued anti-gay laws and policies, in a wide-ranging speech in Brussels.
26th March 2014
Video of news anchor laughing at death of Fred Phelps was really about a pig guarding a marijuana farm 4
3:39 PM — A video which was said to have shown a Russian news anchor laughing as she announced the death of 'God Hates Fags' church founder Fred Phelps, has actually been revealed as fake.
25th March 2014
Russia: Crimea tensions force American anti-gay group to cancel Moscow conference 7
9:00 PM — An American anti-gay group has been forced to suspend its plans to hold a conference in Russia this summer, due to tensions over Crimea.
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.