Mikko Ahvenainen

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If there are no gays, Mr. Mayor, why the gay bars?

Anatoly Pakhomov, the mayor of Sochi — where next week's Winter Olympics will be held — made headlines around the world after he told the BBC earlier this week that there were no gay people in his town. It's a claim that strains credulity, even in a country that has moved as strongly against gay …

Russian anti-gay gang violence seen for the first time on camera

Shocking footage of the violent groups that target gay men and lesbian women in Russia will reveal the dangerous levels of homophobia in the country in the runup to the Sochi Winter Olympics this week.<p>A Channel 4 documentary, <i>Hunted</i>, to be broadcast in the Dispatches strand on Wednesday at 10pm, …

Wentworth Miller tried suicide before coming out

The star, who recently revealed he's gay, says he attempted to kill himself "more than once."<p><i>Prison Break</i> star Wentworth Miller, who revealed last month that he's gay, says he tried to commit suicide "more than once" when he was growing up because the pain of coming to terms with his sexual …

Obama muistutti Venäjän homoja mahdollisuuksiensa rajoista tuessa kansalaisyhteiskunnalle Venäjällä

Venäjän HLBT-tilanteen muuttamista yrittävät ja muut kansalaisjärjestöt saivat periaatteellista tukea vierailevalta USA:n presidentiltä. Tämä oli …

Venäläisaktivisti sai turvapaikan Espanjasta

Aleksei Kiselev, joka tunnetaan Moskovan gay pride-marssien järjestäjänä, joutui pakenemaan kotimaastaan vangitsemisuhan alla sen jälkeen, kun hänet …

Lady Gaga Ditches The Pants In Los Angeles (PHOTO)

Oh, it's just Lady Gaga and her ever-morphing appearance making her way out of her Los Angeles hotel. This time, the 27-year-old pop star went retro rockabilly in a lumberjack shirt, black short bob and sky-high heels (we looked for pants but couldn't find any, alas).<p>Gaga also graces the cover of V …

22 Russians Who We Won't Let Vladimir Putin Forget Were Gay

Are you boycotting the 2014 Olympics in Sochi? Are you pouring your Russian vodka down the loo? Another way to show your support for Russian LGBTs is …

Interview: Russian Artist Slava Mogutin Backs Boycott of Sochi Olympics

In 1995, Slava Mogutin was granted political asylum in the U.S. with the support of Amnesty International and PEN American Center. Now the Russian's …

Russian TV Anchor Comes Out On Air, Gets Fired IMMEDIATELY

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N.J. Gov. Christie signs ban on gay conversion therapy

Christie's action is seen as a victory for gay rights groups that want him to endorse same-sex marriage.<p>Supporters of same-sex marriage say they have greater hope New Jersey will soon allow it after Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Monday banning the controversial practice of …