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Russian Journalist Masha Gessen Speaks at JCC San Francisco

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 10
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.

Anti-Gay Pastor Scott Lively: Putin is ’Defender of Human Rights’

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 13
Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively stepped up to say that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a "defender of true human rights" for his recent decisions to target the LGBT community and to invade Ukraine.

Farewell, Sochi! Russia Closes the Costliest Olympics

SPORTS | By John Leicester | Feb 23
Flushed with pride after a spectacular showing at the costliest Olympics ever, Russia celebrates 17 days of sport-driven global unity on Sunday night.

UK’s "Hunted" Doc Outlines Russia’s Anti-Gay Torture Gangs

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 7
The program "Dispatches" on the UK’s Channel 4 News is tracking the actions of Russia’s vigilante gangs, who roam the streets in packs looking for gays to torture, in what they call "going on safari."

IOC Official: Terrorism Only an Issue Because No One Cares About Anti-Gay Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 29
A Canadian official from the International Olympic Committee says the concern over terrorist activities at the upcoming Sochi Olympics is the result of the media losing interest in Russia’s highly controversial anti-gay laws.

The Show Will Go On, Says Elton John

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 6
The Elton John concert planned for Russia will go ahead, despite his concerns about their anti-gay propaganda law.

Putin: No Discrimination Against Gays at Olympics

INTERNATIONAL | Oct 28
President Vladimir Putin promised Monday that gay athletes and guests at the Winter Olympics in Sochi will feel at ease, seeking to assuage fears fueled by a recent Russian law banning gay "propaganda."

Gay Paralympic Equestrian Says He’ll Face Jail to Stand Up to Putin

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 17
Openly gay Paralympic equestrian gold medalist Lee Pearson is prepared to go to jail to bring the global spotlight to the crackdown on gay rights in Russia.

Russian Official Says ’Nyet’ to Seattle Mayor’s Protests

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 17
A top Russian official is up in arms after discovering that the mayor of Seattle joined a protest in front of the local Russian consulate against the country’s stringent new anti-gay laws.

’Phobe to ’Phobe :: McCain to Rebut Putin -- in ’Pravda?’

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 14
Reports that Senator John McCain is preparing to respond to Vladimir Putin’s recent New York Times op-ed in the pages of Russia’s own Communist newspaper Pravda may have been overstated.

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