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As President Obama celebrates marriage equality - which will forever be a hallmark of his presidency - members of Russian President Vladimir Putin's party have debuted a "flag for straights."
On Wednesday, April 29, Russian-American journalist, author and LGBT activist Masha Gessen will present "From Putin to Pussy Riot and Beyond" with Washington Post National Security Editor Peter Finn at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.
The neo-Nazi head of an anti-LGBT gang in Russia is facing new charges after being sentenced to prison for racist extremism after making a video of himself beating and torturing gay teens.
New Russian road safety regulations bar transsexuals, transvestites and others with sexual "disorders" from driving.
LA Galaxy star and unrepentant hunk Robbie Rogers blasted FIFA for on Thursday for their decision to hold the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the virulently anti-gay countries of Russia and Qatar, respectively.
The Guardian's New East network and Russia's MediaZona, the news network founded by Pussy Riot members, have formed a partnership to syndicate reporting about Russia's prison system.
As the government considered ways to ease the selling pressure on the ruble, which has slid 15 percent in just two days and raised fears of a bank run, many Russians were buying cars and home appliances - in some cases in record numbers.
The Human Rights Watch says that Russian authorities are ignoring anti-gay rhetoric and violence with silence, or even participating in this hate speech.
Had he stayed in Russia, Andrew Mironov would be settling in to a stable job with an oil company, likely with a newly awarded doctoral degree in electrical engineering.
Sir Elton John slammed Russia's highly controversial anti-gay law, the so-called "homosexual propaganda" measure, during a concert in St. Petersburg this week.