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Moscow police detain two at unsanctioned gay pride demonstration

| Saturday, May 31, 2014
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MOSCOW -- Police in the Russian capital have detained two protesters who were holding an unsanctioned gay pride demonstration.

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Moscow bans parade honoring Eurovision drag queen Conchita Wurst

| Thursday, May 15, 2014
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MOSCOW -- 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.

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Popular gay dance club in Moscow targeted with second attack this month

| Monday, November 25, 2013
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MOSCOW -- A Moscow dance club popular with the LGBT community suffered its second attack in as many weeks when unknown assailants late Saturday night released an as yet identified noxious gas inside the main portion of the club.

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Thomas Roberts to host Miss Universe in Moscow to give LGBT Russians ‘hope’

| Thursday, October 17, 2013
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NEW YORK -- Thomas Roberts, an openly gay journalist and news anchor for MSNBC, announced Thursday he plans to host the upcoming Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, calling it a "huge, visible opportunity for LGBT people. Everywhere."

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Dutch diplomat beaten in Moscow, attackers leave ‘LGBT’ scrawled on mirror

| Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Onno Elderenbosch
MOSCOW -- A Dutch diplomat was beaten up by two unidentified men who barged into his apartment in central Moscow, leaving behind a heart and the acronym “LGBT” scrawled on a mirror in lipstick.

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In Moscow, U.S. runner Nick Symmonds dedicates medal to gay friends

| Wednesday, August 14, 2013
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MOSCOW -- U.S. middle distance runner Nick Symmonds on Tuesday dedicated silver medal at the World Track & Field Championships in Moscow to his gay and lesbian friends back home, becoming the first athlete to openly criticize Russia's controversial anti-gay "propaganda" law while on Russian soil.

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Iceland capital proposes end to relations with Moscow over anti-gay laws

| Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Reykjavik Mayor Jón Gnarr
REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Jón Gnarr, mayor of Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital city, on Monday submitted a proposal to end the city's political and cultural relations with Moscow, after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed two anti-gay bills into law.

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Dozens arrested at ‘unauthorized’ gay pride rally in Russia

| Saturday, June 29, 2013
Dmitry Lovetsky, APGay rights activists shout slogans during their authorized rally in St.Petersburg, Russia, Saturday, June 29, 2013. Police detained several gay activists, who were outnumbered by the protesters. Dozens of gay activists had to be protected by police as they gathered for the parade, which proceeded with official approval despite recently passed legislation targeting gays.
MOSCOW — Russian police have arrested several gay rights activists and Russian nationalists who confronted them at a rally declared illegal under a new law against "gay propaganda."

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Moscow court rejects appeal, reaffirms 100-year ban on LGBT pride events

| Friday, August 17, 2012
Nikolai Alekseyev
The Moscow City Court on Friday again confirmed its 100-year ban on all LGBT pride events in the Russian capital, and rejected an appeal by Nikolai Alekseyev, the leader of a Russian gay rights community and the organizer of previous gay pride events.

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Russian court upholds ban on gay pride in Moscow for the next 100 years

| Friday, June 8, 2012
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MOSCOW -- The Moscow City Court on Thursday upheld a district court’s decision to ban gay parades in Moscow for the next 100 years, dismissing an appeal by the LGBT advocacy group, "Moscow Pride/Gay Russia."

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