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Russia Lists Transgender People Among Those Unfit to Drive

New Russian road safety regulations bar transsexuals, transvestites and others with sexual "disorders" from driving.

Robbie Rogers Says 'No Way' to FIFA for Anti-Gay World Cup

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 20
LA Galaxy star and unrepentant hunk Robbie Rogers blasted FIFA for on Thursday for their decision to hold the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the virulently anti-gay countries of Russia and Qatar, respectively.

Pussy Riot's MediaZona Partners With The Guardian

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 19
The Guardian's New East network and Russia's MediaZona, the news network founded by Pussy Riot members, have formed a partnership to syndicate reporting about Russia's prison system.

Russians Flock to Stores to Pre-empt Price Rises

FINANCE | By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Dec 17
As the government considered ways to ease the selling pressure on the ruble, which has slid 15 percent in just two days and raised fears of a bank run, many Russians were buying cars and home appliances - in some cases in record numbers.

Human Rights Watch: Russia is Ignoring Anti-Gay Attacks

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 16
The Human Rights Watch says that Russian authorities are ignoring anti-gay rhetoric and violence with silence, or even participating in this hate speech.

Scores of Russian Gays are Seeking Asylum in US

INTERNATIONAL | By David Crary | Nov 29
Had he stayed in Russia, Andrew Mironov would be settling in to a stable job with an oil company, likely with a newly awarded doctoral degree in electrical engineering.

Elton John Condemns Russia's Anti-Gay Law During St. Petersburg Concert

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Nov 12
Sir Elton John slammed Russia's highly controversial anti-gay law, the so-called "homosexual propaganda" measure, during a concert in St. Petersburg this week.

Russian Legal Loophole Allows Country's First Gay Marriage

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 10
A lesbian couple in Russia found a way to legally tie the knot in the rabidly anti-gay country on August 6, and the country's officials are foaming at the mouth over it.

Michael Lucas: The Polarizing Prince of Porn

CELEBRITIES | By Andy Smith | Oct 28
Activist and porn entrepreneur Michael Lucas, discusses his love for Israel, political controversies, financial success in a tough business, the documentary "Campaign of Hate" and his stance on barebacking in his films and personal life.

Latvia Bans Russian Actor Who Says Gays Should Be 'Burned Alive'

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 27
The country of Latvia banned Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin from entering their country after he said that gay people should be "burned alive."

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