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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.

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.

Lively Qualifies for Massachusetts Governor's Race

By EDGE | Friday Aug 22, 2014
The moniker "Liberal Massachusetts" proved to be somewhat of a misnomer Wednesday, when it was reported that extremist anti-gay activist Pastor Scott Lively received over 10,000 valid signatures from state residents in support of his bid for governor.

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.

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.

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.

Russia is So Anti-Gay, FIFA World Cup Can’t Be Held There

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jul 7, 2014
As FIFA looks at Russia to host the 2018 World Cup, officials are concerned that the nation is so homophobic, it won’t jibe with FIFA’s stated mission to fight discrimination at the World Cup.

Fancy Footwear Leads Russian Orthodox Priest to Slam World Cup as a Gay ’Abomination’

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 7, 2014
A Russian Orthodox priest slammed FIFA’s World Cup football (soccer) competition currently playing out in Brazil, claiming the sporting event is a "homosexual abomination" because the athletes wear brightly colored shoes.

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

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
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.