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Gay rights activists clash with opponents in Moscow, 15 detained

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Russian anti-gay demonstrators attack a quad bike driven by gay rights activists as police detain gay rights activists during an attempt to hold a gay demonstration in central Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 30, 2015.
A small group of activists tried to hold an unauthorized demonstration in support of gay rights outside the mayor's office on Saturday. But opponents fought with them and police detained people from both sides. ...

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Moscow forum attended by U.S. activists calls for more ‘gay propaganda’ bans

Friday, September 12, 2014
Constantin Malofeev’s group has posted photos on Facebook of one of Thursday's panels, indicating National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown (far left) in attendance.
This week’s international gathering of anti-gay, anti-abortion-rights activists in Moscow ended with delegates issuing a proclamation that blasts liberal social policies in Western countries and calls for Russian-style “homosexual propaganda” bans to be passed throughout the world, according to the ...

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Moscow police detain two at unsanctioned gay pride demonstration

Saturday, May 31, 2014
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
Conchita Wurst
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
Central Station, Moscow.
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
Thomas Roberts
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
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 ...

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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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