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Moscow Bans Parade Honoring Eurovision Drag Queen

Thursday May 15, 2014
Moscow authorities have turned down gay activists’ application to hold a parade honoring drag queen Conchita Wurst, winner of this year’s Eurovision song contest.

Giant Wooden Penis Chained To Putin Critic’s Car

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday Feb 6, 2014
A noted Twitter satirist and vocal critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin awoke last week to find a giant wooden penis chained to her car.

Mob Dismantles Roof Of Beleaguered Moscow Gay Club

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
Moscow’s largest gay club, which was the scene of anti-gay violence multiple times over the last few months, once again came under attack on Saturday when a mob of more than 100 people dismantled the roof of the building.

Russia Outraged By Giant Louis Vuitton Suitcase

Friday Nov 29, 2013
Politicians didn’t like it, the public didn’t like it, so the gigantic Louis Vuitton suitcase is being booted out of Red Square.

Moscow Gay Club Attacked With Poison Gas

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Nov 25, 2013
A popular gay nightclub in Moscow, which was the scene of anti-gay violence last week, again came under attack on Saturday Nov. 23.

Moscow Gay Nightclub Attacked by Two Armed Men

By EDGE | Saturday Nov 16, 2013
A famed Moscow gay club was the scene of anti-gay violence Saturday when two armed men entered the premises and opened fire around 5:00 AM Moscow time.

Performance Artist Nails Own Testicles in Red Square Protest

Monday Nov 11, 2013
A Russian performance artist nailed his genitals to the ground outside Moscow’s Red Square in protest over Russia’s "police state" as the country marked national police day.

Moscow Soccer Club Involved in Racism Controversy

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Thursday Oct 24, 2013
With Russia preparing to host two of the biggest sporting events in the world, a professional soccer team from Moscow has been involved in a racism controversy that has led to calls for tougher action.

Dutch Diplomat Beaten in Moscow

By Lynn Berry | Wednesday Oct 16, 2013
A Dutch diplomat was beaten up by two unidentified men who barged into his apartment in central Moscow, an attack that threatened to further sour relations between the two countries following the arrest of a Russian diplomat in the Netherlands.

No Gay Pride in Moscow

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday May 15, 2013
Moscow officials say they have rejected a request to hold a gay pride event in Russia’s capital city.