• Last update: 03:14 27.11.2013
    03:14 27.11.2013

    Gay Rights Activists Protest Ikea in New York

    US gay rights activists have staged a “guerilla photo shoot” at an Ikea store in New York to protest the Swedish furniture titan’s recent decision to drop a story about a same-sex couple from the Russian edition of its global in-house magazine, the Huffington Post has reported.

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  • Гипермаркет ИКЕА
    Last update: 21:51 21.11.2013
    21:51 21.11.2013

    Ikea Censors Lesbian Story From Its Russian Mag – Media

    Sweden’s flatpack furniture giant Ikea dropped a story about a same-sex couple from the Russian edition of its global in-house magazine, a newspaper said.

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  • Last update: 20:14 20.11.2013
    20:14 20.11.2013

    Putin Speaks Out Against Intolerance of Sexual Minorities

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday spoke out against intolerance of sexual minorities, and reiterated that a recently adopted law to prevent the promotion of homosexuality was designed to protect children.

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  • Американская певица Леди Гага прибыла в Санкт-Петербург
    Last update: 21:28 15.11.2013
    21:28 15.11.2013

    Lady Gaga Tour Promoters Fined Under Gay Propaganda Law

    Promoters that brought Lady Gaga to Russia to perform last year have been fined 20,000 rubles ($615) for violating a controversial law banning the promotion of homosexuality to minors.

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  • Last update: 01:35 15.11.2013
    01:35 15.11.2013

    Gay Rights Activists Take Aim at NY Stock Exchange’s ‘Russia Day’

    An already besieged set of events intended to promote investment in the Russian economy has come under further pressure, as a US gay rights activist has launched a petition asking the New York Stock Exchange to cancel its upcoming Russia Day.

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  • Last update: 17:59 10.11.2013
    17:59 10.11.2013

    Dutch FM Says Russian Gays Have No Grounds to Ask Netherlands for Asylum

    Gays are not being prosecuted in Russia, so they have no grounds to ask the Netherlands for asylum, the Dutch foreign minister has said.

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  • Last update: 18:57 08.11.2013
    18:57 08.11.2013

    Eurovision Rebukes Russia Over Anti-Gay Propaganda Law

    Russia could be denied the right to hold the Eurovision song contest in future over recently introduced “gay propaganda” legislation, its organizers said.

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  • Last update: 04:37 08.11.2013
    04:37 08.11.2013

    Gays Fleeing Persecution Are Eligible for EU Asylum – Top Court

    The European Union’s top court ruled on Thursday that homosexuals who face persecution in their home country should be allowed to stay in the EU.

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  • Last update: 02:18 08.11.2013
    02:18 08.11.2013

    Russian Conductor Hits Back at Criticism Over ‘Anti-Gay’ Law

    Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, whose recent performances in London and New York have been the target of protests from gay rights activists, has denied that he supports Russia’s controversial new “anti-gay laws.”

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  • Last update: 15:51 06.11.2013
    15:51 06.11.2013

    Dutch May Offer Asylum to Russian Gays Hit by Propaganda Law

    The foreign minister of the Netherlands says his country will offer asylum to Russians claiming discrimination under a recently introduced anti-gay propaganda law, Dutch media has reported.

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  • Last update: 11:49 04.11.2013
    11:49 04.11.2013

    Unknown Assailants Attack Gay Gathering in St Petersburg – Reports

    Unknown assailants attacked a meeting of gay rights activists in Saint Petersburg with air guns, local media reported late Sunday.

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  • Last update: 20:10 19.10.2013
    20:10 19.10.2013

    Russian MP Withdraws Bill Taking Children Away from Gay Parents

    A bill that proposes stripping gays with children of their parental rights, introduced by Russian lawmaker Alexei Zhuravlyov, has been withdrawn from the parliament, a spokesperson for the lawmaker said Saturday.

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  • Last update: 22:32 16.10.2013
    22:32 16.10.2013

    San Francisco Backs Out of Historic Russian Commemoration – Event Organizer

    The city of San Francisco has cancelled plans to participate in an upcoming 150th anniversary ceremony recognizing the Russian Navy for its critical, historic assistance in fighting a massive fire that consumed much of the San Francisco financial district in 1863, an organizer of the event told RIA Novosti.

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  • Last update: 20:53 16.10.2013
    20:53 16.10.2013

    Baryshnikov Comes Out Against Russian Gay Law

    Russian émigré ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov has added his voice to a chorus of international artists and celebrities condemning Russia’s new law on homosexuality, calling it discriminatory and backward.

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  • Радужный флаг ЛГБТ-движения
    Last update: 15:53 11.10.2013
    15:53 11.10.2013

    Christians Demand Moldova’s Parliament Keep Anti-Gay Law

    A group of Orthodox Christians blocked the entrance to parliament in Moldova on Friday in protest at proposed amendments that would soften the country’s anti-gay laws.

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  • Last update: 23:03 09.10.2013
    23:03 09.10.2013

    US Gay Marriage Foe Targeted Over Russia Trip

    A prominent US gay rights activist on Wednesday asked top officials to investigate whether a leading opponent of same-sex marriage broke US law by consulting with officials in Moscow on legislation banning same-sex couples from adopting Russian children.

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  • Last update: 22:22 09.10.2013
    22:22 09.10.2013

    All Male ‘Cabaret’ to Take Aim at Russia’s ‘Gay Laws’ in Seattle

    An all-male cast plans to transplant the musical “Cabaret” from its original setting in Nazi-era Berlin to modern day Russia to take “direct aim at Russia’s stringent anti-LGBT policies” when it stages the play in Seattle later this year, Playbill.com has reported.

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  • Last update: 21:59 08.10.2013
    21:59 08.10.2013

    Gergiev Breaks Silence on Russia Gay Law Protests

    Famed Russian conductor and artistic director of the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Valery Gergiev, spoke publicly for the first time in Washington Monday night about his country’s controversial legislation on homosexuality, shrugging off pressure on him from gay rights groups to oppose the law and telling RIA Novosti he has no reason to apologize.

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  • Радужный флаг ЛГБТ-движения
    Last update: 23:04 05.10.2013
    23:04 05.10.2013

    After Playing Chekhov, Dutch Theater Backs Gay Rights in Russia

    A team of Dutch actors spoke in support of Russian gays and journalists after a performance based on Anton Chekhov adaptation at a theater festival opened in St. Petersburg this week, according to a witness.

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  • Last update: 15:24 03.10.2013
    15:24 03.10.2013

    Russian Imam Links Elton John to Devil, Urges Gig Boycott

    A conservative imam in Russia’s predominantly Muslim Republic of Tatarstan has called for a boycott of an upcoming concert by gay pop star Elton John, whom he branded as the “devil’s work in the shape of a pederast.”

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