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

Monday, November 25, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Thomas Roberts to host Miss Universe in Moscow to give LGBT Russians ‘hope’

Thursday, October 17, 2013
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." [ Read more → ]
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Dutch diplomat beaten in Moscow, attackers leave ‘LGBT’ scrawled on mirror

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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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 "propaganda" law while on Russian soil. [ Read more → ]
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Iceland capital proposes end to relations with Moscow over anti-gay laws

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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.

Dozens arrested at ‘unauthorized’ gay pride rally in Russia

Saturday, June 29, 2013
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." [ Read more → ]
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Moscow court rejects appeal, reaffirms 100-year ban on LGBT pride events

Friday, August 17, 2012
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. [ Read more → ]
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Russian court upholds ban on gay pride in Moscow for the next 100 years

Friday, June 8, 2012
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." [ Read more → ]
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Russian lawmakers consider bill prohibiting ‘gay propaganda’

Thursday, March 29, 2012
MOSCOW -- Russian lawmakers are considering a bill that would impose fines for spreading gay "propaganda" among minors, a measure that is similar to legislation adopted in February in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city. [ Read more → ]
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Russian airline forces gay flight attendant to marry woman or lose job

Sunday, January 29, 2012
MOSCOW -- LGBT activists in Russia are planning a campaign to boycott the Russian airline Aeroflot following a report that a gay flight attendant was forced by the airline to enter into a heterosexual marriage or face losing his job. [ Read more → ]
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Russian LGBT activists protest in Moscow’s Red Square

Friday, January 20, 2012
A small group of LGBT Russians have taken their protest against laws intended to silence their movement to every region — and on Wednesday night they produced images of their protesting arrest in front of the Kremlin. [ Read more → ]
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Pro-Democracy Russian movement leadership rejects LGBTQ activists

Friday, December 30, 2011
MOSCOW -- As tens of thousands of protesters braved sub zero temperatures across the Russian Federation last week to protest against the alleged election fraud and corruption by the Putin led government, demanding more freedom and democracy, leading Russian LGBTQ activists claimed that the opposition movement leadership excluded them. [ Read more → ]
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Russian police detain dozens during Pride event in Moscow

Saturday, October 1, 2011
MOSCOW -- Police detained dozens of anti-gay protesters and gay rights activists during a gay pride rally in central Moscow on Saturday. [ Read more → ]
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U.S. reacts to Moscow gay pride arrests: freedom of assembly a ‘fundamental right’

Sunday, May 29, 2011
The U.S. Department of State on Sunday issued a statement in response to the arrest of 34 people during a unauthorized gay pride cebration in the center of the Russian capital. [ Read more → ]
U.S. gay rights activist Dan Choi arrested in Moscow

Russian security forces arrest 34 during Moscow gay pride protest

Sunday, May 29, 2011
MOSCOW -- Russian Interior Ministry Troops and Moscow Special Tactical Militia (police) arrested 34 people during an unauthorized gay pride parade in the center of the Russian capital Saturday. [ Read more → ]
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Officials revoke permission to organize Moscow’s first ever gay pride event

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Just weeks after organizers had been told they would be permitted to hold the first ever gay pride parade in the Russian capital, Moscow authorities on Tuesday rejected their application, citing a risk of public disorder. [ Read more → ]
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Moscow officials grant approval for city’s first ever gay pride event

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Moscow authorities gave permission on Tuesday to allow the first ever gay pride parade to be held in the Russian capital. [ Read more → ]
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