13 May 2013
Russia: Activists claim St Petersburg officials have sanctioned IDAHO rally
LGBT activists in Russia have announced that St Petersburg will take part in the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), despite a law banning "homosexual propaganda" in the city.
8 August 2012
London: Protest against Russian Winter Olympics’ ban on Pride House tomorrow
A protest is to be held tomorrow at an exhibition in London promoting Russia's Winter Olympics at Sochi after Pride House events celebrating gay inclusion in sport were banned.
2 August 2012
Russian social network only allows users to post straight relationships
Russia’s leading social networking site has come under fire from gay rights activists for the lack of a same-sex relationship status option.
19 July 2012
Russian embassy alerts parents to ‘gay families’ at British summer schools
The Russian embassy in London says it has received complaints from parents sending their children to UK summer schools where they have encountered, among other problems, 'families of homosexuals'.
17 July 2012
Sweden: Trans asylum seeker’s partner to be deported to Russia
Russian trans asylum seeker, Lita, who is currently in hiding somewhere in Sweden, narrowly escaped being caught last week.
14 July 2012
Russian gay rights campaigners appeal to European court over Pride bans
Gay rights activists in Russia have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights after being banned from holding Pride marches in St Petersburg.
11 July 2012
Russia: Group calls for Facebook ban over gay marriage icon
Religious activists in Russia are calling for a nationwide ban on Facebook now the social network allows gay couples to use an icon to represent their marriage.
14 June 2012
Russian state radio interview with ‘gay cure’ therapist breached UK standards
Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has ruled that an interview with Christian therapist Lesley Pilkington on Russian state radio in which the presenter referred to homosexuality as a 'disorder' to be 'cured' and decried 'aggressive homosexual propaganda' breached the Broadcasting Code when it aired in the UK.
7 June 2012
Moscow court upholds hundred-year ban on gay pride
A court in Moscow has upheld the decision to deny requests for the next hundred years of pride events.
1 June 2012
St Petersburg judge ‘rules LGBT event bans were unlawful’
A judge in St Petersburg has ruled that bans on gay events put in place by officials under city's 'gay propaganda' legislation were unlawful, it has been reported.
27 May 2012
Moscow: Police detain gay rights activists over demonstrations
A total of 40 people, most of whom are gay rights activists, have been detained in Moscow, after they attempted to hold two demonstrations in Moscow today, demanding the right to hold a gay pride parade in the capital.
17 May 2012
Poll: 47 percent of Russians believe the media can turn people gay
47 percent of Russians believe the media can turn people gay, a state-owned polling agency says.
9 May 2012
Sweden: Trans woman ‘in hiding’ to escape deportation to Russia
A Russian trans woman refused asylum in Sweden appears today to be defying Swedish authorities by refusing to aid them in their efforts to deport her to Russia.
4 May 2012
Sweden: Deportation nears for trans woman abused in native Russia
Time is fast running out for a Russian trans woman who, it was reported recently in Pink News, fears being forced by Swedish authorities to return to Russia, where she expects to face violence and possible imprisonment at the hands of the authorities.
4 May 2012
Nikolai Alekseev first to be convicted of ‘gay propaganda’ in St Petersburg
Gay rights campaigner Nikolai Alekseev has become the first man to be convicted under St Petersburg's recent 'gay propaganda' laws.
1 May 2012
Russia: Police arrest gay rights activists in St Petersburg
Russian police force have arrested seventeen gay rights activists during a May Day rally in St Petersburg, which recently passed a law that banned what it called 'homosexual propaganda.'
24 April 2012
Analysis: Sweden to deport trans woman assaulted and urinated on by Russian police
As a Russian trans woman prepares to return to violence or worse if she is expelled from Sweden later this week, the latter country’s reputation as a less than welcoming place for the trans community is once more in the spotlight.
24 April 2012
Straight Russian man cleared of ‘gay propaganda’ charge in St Petersburg
A judge in St Petersburg has cleared the first man to be charged under the newly-created offence of promoting homosexuality around minors but convicted him of disobeying police orders.
19 April 2012
Poll: 94 percent of Russians have never seen ‘gay propaganda’, 86 percent support ban
While only six percent of Russians say they have seen 'gay propaganda', 86 percent support a ban, the state-owned media agency RIA Novosti reports.
16 April 2012
St Petersburg: First hearings for men arrested under anti-gay law postponed
The trial of two men who are the first to be prosecuted under St Petersburg's new law banning the promotion of homosexuality among minors has reportedly been adjourned due to missing documents.