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16 Hospitalized After LGBT Festival Attacked in Russia

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 19, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 18, 2014
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'

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Sep 16, 2014
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

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 12, 2014
A Russian woman was found dead in her car Sept. 7 in St. Petersburg with her throat cut in an apparent murder.

Anti-Gay Neo-Nazi Russian Leader Sentenced to 5 Years

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Aug 18, 2014
The head of the Russian-based anti-gay/neo-Nazi vigilante group "Occupy Pedophilia," which reportedly abused LGBT youth after luring them via social media, was sentenced Friday to five years in a Russian penal colony.

Airport in Russia's St. Petersburg Evacuated

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
A Russian official says the Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg has been evacuated, reportedly because of a bomb threat.

Russian Court Says Local LGBT Group is a Spy Organization

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
A court in St. Petersburg, Russia, ruled this week that a local LGBT organization must register as a "foreign agent," which means that the group is a spy operation.

Lesbian Couple Flees Russia for Asylum in Argentina

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 18, 2014
Afraid for their safety in a country with a growing antipathy toward gays, a Russian lesbian couple is now seeking asylum in Argentina for themselves and their teenage son.

AP Source: Missile Took Down Jet in Ukraine

Friday Jul 18, 2014
American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said. It is not yet known if any Americans were on board the plane or who launched the strike.

Russian Lawmaker Wants to Ban 100-Ruble, Says it Will ’Harm’ Kids

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
The 100-ruble note, worth about $3 USD has one Russian lawmaker seeing red, and calling for the level of currency to be banned on the grounds that it will turn children gay.