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Moscow Open Games: LGBT Sports' Small Victory
On March 2nd, 2014 the first ever Russian Open Games came to their end. 330 sportsmen from different countries participated in this sports event, organized by the union of gay athletes. The majority of Muscovites were unaware of this LGBT event: organizers did not publicly announce it.
Sweet inside. Part Two.
Vladimir, better known as Bobear, one of the leaders of the Moscow Bear Club, told us about the roots of that gay sub-culture, its traditions and let to listen to Bears' anthem "To be a bear". Part 2
Sweet inside. Part One.
Vladimir, better known as Bobear, one of the leaders of the Moscow Bear Club, told us about the roots of that gay sub-culture, its traditions and let to listen to Bears' anthem "To be a bear".
Ed Mishin: Only power shift in Russia will help LGBT
Barack Obama, the US leader, met Russian LGBT activists in Saint-Petersburg. In his turn, Vladimir Putin unexpectedly said he was also ready to speak with gays but there hadn't been any initiative from them...
Why Homophobic Russia Loves Gender-Bending Pop Stars
Recent laws and polls reveal an uptick in anti-gay sentiment, but paradoxically, Russians like their music acts as campy and flamboyant as possible.
Facts & Comments
News on Russian gay teenagers being tortured have appeared in the English language Internet and it has blown up the world wide web.
Recalling the events of 2012
The 2012 in becoming a thing of the past. Gay.ru recalls the most vivid and important events for the Russian Queer community and LGBT world. On the eve of the New 2013 Year we wish you freedom, happiness and love. Let the new 2013th year be more kind and better for everybody!
The so-called Coming out Day is celebrated on October 11th. More than 20 years ago half a million demonstrators went out to the streets of Washington, DC demanding equal rights for gays and lesbians. On the 16th of October this day is celebrated worldwide.
Kremlin vs. Pussy Riot: Politics is back to Russia
In fact, their actions might have been offensive to some people. But if you compare feminists, LGBTQI, the opposition and the Church and the state, then we must recognize that the former ones have to endure much more offense on everyday basis, while the later ones have monopolized truth and power.
Rainbow Revolutions in the x-USSR
LGBT community in Eastern Europe is often faced with hostility. Nevertheless, Russian and from other former Soviet republics homosexuals continue to insist on equal rights.
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