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Cher Sends Prayers to Russia's LGBT Community

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 21
While promoting a new HBO documentary that details the hardships gay men and women face in Russia, Cher took to Twitter Tuesday to show solidarity with Russia's LGBT community, specifically those who have been kidnapped and tortured.

Russian Lawmaker Calls Tom of Finland Stamps 'Propaganda'

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 20
An anti-gay Russian lawmaker is taking issue with the new commemorative stamps that honor seminal gay artist Tom of Finland, calling the stamps gay "propaganda."

Kyrgyzstan Parliament Passes Anti-Gay 'Propaganda' Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 15
Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to pass a bill that bans all "gay propaganda," after the U.S. condemned the Central Asian country for considering the measure.

Russian Police Arrest Gay Activists During Coming Out Rally

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 14
Russian police detained at least seven LGBT activists Sunday during a National Coming Out rally in Moscow.

Kyrgyzstan's 'Gay Propaganda' Bill Closer to Becoming Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Oct 7
Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan are close to passing a measure that mirrors Russia's infamous and controversial anti-gay "propaganda" law.

Pussy Riot Starts Independent Russian Media Outlet

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 6
After spending nearly two years in a Russian prison for their charge of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred," Pussy Riot members Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova went on to create Mediazona.

16 Hospitalized After LGBT Festival Attacked in Russia

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 19
Sixteen people were hospitalized Thursday after a group allegedly stormed an LGBT festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Russian t.A.T.u. Singer: I'd Condemn My Son if He's Gay

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 18
A member of the early 2000s Russian pop duo, t.A.T.U, went on Russian TV this week and said she would condemn her son if he grows up to be gay, reportedly saying "a man has no right to be a fag."

Kazakhstan Politician Wants Blood Test for Gay 'Degenerates'

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 16
A politician from Kazakhstan claims that "blood tests for degeneratism" can weed out gays, and that homosexuality should be made illegal.

Russian Lesbian Found Dead With Throat Cut

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 12
A Russian woman was found dead in her car Sept. 7 in St. Petersburg with her throat cut in an apparent murder.

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