Today, the day of the opening of the Olympic Games, LGBT activists in Moscow today were taken to a local police station, where, they say, some were beaten and threatened with both sexual assault and acts of physical violence.
A new video just released shows police in Russia interrogating and then arresting six LGBT activists who were on the streets of Moscow protesting a bill that would forcibly remove children from LGBT parents or same-sex couples.
American phenomenon Krispy Kreme just opened its first store in Russia. The trip to Moscow may cost you fifteen days in jail and deportation if you do anything to make Russian authorities think you’re LGBT.
A Russian Olympic athlete considered the top women’s pole vaulter in the world yesterday slammed critics of President Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay laws by saying that Russians are “normal, standard people” — unlike “European people.”
Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein today is urging people to boycott the Winter Olympics in Russia because of Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay laws that essentially make anything LGBT a crime.