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Russia May Fingerprint HIV-Positive Citizens

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
After cracking down on its LGBT citizenry last year, when President Vladimir Putin signed the controversial "homosexual propaganda" law, it looks like some Russian lawmakers are now taking aim at HIV-positive individuals.

Co-Creator of Russia’s ’Homosexual Propaganda’ Law Wants to Ban Gay Bars

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
One of Russia’s lawmakers who helped create the infamous "homosexual propaganda" bill, which was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin last summer, is now urging for all gay clubs and LGBT social media pages to be banned.

Billy Graham’s Son: I Support Putin, But I’m Not Homophobic

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
In a new interview with the Charlotte Observer, Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, condemns homosexuality, President Obama’s apparent homosexual agenda, but says he isn’t a homophobic or intolerant.

Will Kyrgyzstan Pass a Copycat Russian Anti-Gay Bill?

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 28, 2014
Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have introduced a measure similar to Russia’s controversial "homosexual propaganda" law.

US Conservatives Suspend Plans for Moscow Meeting

By David Crary | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
A U.S.-based conservative group that supports Russia’s efforts to curtail gay rights and abortion is suspending its plans for an international conference in Moscow this September because of the turmoil related to Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine

Biden Pushes for ENDA, Blasts Human Rights Abuses

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
At a Human Rights Campaign Gala this weekend in Los Angeles, Vice President Joe Biden delivered a powerful speech to 1,000 guests, putting the world on blast for human rights abuses by focusing on the floundering Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Putin Signs Treaty for Crimea to Join Russia

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
With a historic sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty Tuesday to annex Crimea, describing the move as correcting past injustice and a necessary response to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia’s vital interests.

Anti-Gay Pastor Scott Lively: Putin is ’Defender of Human Rights’

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively stepped up to say that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a "defender of true human rights" for his recent decisions to target the LGBT community and to invade Ukraine.

Russian Police Won’t Find Suspects Who Blinded Gay Man

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
Russian authorities refuse to look for the suspects who allegedly blinded a gay man in one of his eyes.

Paralympics Chief: No Need for Rights Assurances

By Rob Harris | Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
Countries bidding to host the Olympics and Paralympics should not be compelled to provide assurances about human rights standards, according to the head of the International Paralympic Committee.