Russian punk rockers and LGBT art-activist group Pussy Riot have released a new video called "Putin Will Teach You How to Love the Motherland."
On February 18, Russia’s Constitutional Court agreed to review the nation’s controversial anti-gay law banning “promotion” of homosexuality, to determine if it violates rights of freedom of expression, freedom of thought, and protection from discrimination.
2014 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the US “war on poverty” started by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964; the LGBT demographic is only just beginning to be studied, but what little data is available shows that compared to the general population, the LGBT community has a notably higher rate of poverty—and homelessness.
A school in Russia has been accused of promoting gay propaganda on February 14 following complaints from parents who were upset that their children were receiving Valentine’s Day cards from kids of the same gender.
For Valentine’s Day on February 14, people around the world united to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a special Valentine’s kiss. Activists from cities around the world have been protesting in order to send the message to Russia that love can conquer hatred and fear.
The fact that Russia has a law against any kind of “propaganda,” let alone fears that a certain topic is a threat to families, is incredibly ironic. During the country’s communist days—which ended only a few decades ago—the country became famous for its heavy-handed, government-sponsored, deliberately anti-family propaganda.
A new video, aiming to keep the microphone pointed at Russia and its gay discrimination, has garnered lots of attention on YouTube and the rest of the “Interweb.”
Making it to the Olympics is the dream of a lifetime for athletes, but the situation in Russia has left more than a few feeling torn between their goals and their ethics. Gay Olympian Belle Brockhoff, an Australian snowboarder, has decided that while she won’t speak out, there are other ways to protest.
The nominees for the 2014 GLAAD Media Awards were announced on Thursday, January 30, with movies like the Dorian and Hollywood Award-winning “Dallas Buyers Club,” and the adventurous “Philomena” going head-to-head for “Outstanding Film” with wide release.
Entrepreneur Mike Waxman is using his personal experiences to create social change for the LGBT community with his newest venture.