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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.

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.

Preacher: Putin Will Out Obama as Gay Within 100 Days

RELIGION | By Winnie McCroy | Aug 11
As part of his continuing reign of ludicrous terror, Reverend Dr. James David Manning of New York City's anti-gay Anointed Holy Missionary Church (ATLAH) has "prognosticated" that Vladimir Putin will out Obama as gay.

Putin Won’t Meet With Elton John to Talk Gay Rights

CELEBRITIES | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 2
Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t talk with Sir Elton John about gay rights since Kremlin officials say they did not receive an official invitation from the pop star.

HRC Releases Report as Russia’s Anti-Gay Law Turns One

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Jun 27
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released a new report detailing the disturbing trends of harassment, investigations, arrests, and acts of violence against LGBT Russians in the wake of the country’s gay propaganda law that was passed on June 29, 2013

Putin to ’Improve’ Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws?

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jun 25
While Russian President Vladimir Putin was visiting Vienna this week, he said he will look into the country’s highly controversial anti-gay laws and "improve" them in the future.

Right Wing Pundit: Westerners are Fleeing to Russia to Escape Gay Rights

POLITICS | By Bobby McGuire | Jun 24
William Murray, the Tea Party activist and son of American Atheists founder Madalyn Murray O’Hair, asserted in an opinion piece published on WorldNetDaily.com that there is an exodus of westerners moving to Russia to flee the tyranny of gay rights.

Putin to Potty Mouths: ’No Cuss Words in Russian Media’

CULTURE | By Bobby McGuire | May 8
A warning to all potty mouths: a new law, signed off Monday by Russian President Vladimir Putin, bans all swearing in film, TV, live theater, media and cultural events in the country.

Snowden Questions Putin on Surveillance Policies

INTERNATIONAL | By Laura Mills | Apr 17
Several hours into Vladimir Putin’s televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers’ questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden.

To Russia With Love: Pat Buchanan Continues Bromance with Putin

RELIGION | By Bobby McGuire | Apr 4
While world leaders are decrying Russian President Vladmir Putin for his country’s crackdown on gay rights and recent annexation of Crimea, conservative pundit and former GOP presidential hopeful Pat Buchanan seems to have nothing but praise.

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