With LGBTQ rights in Russia a centerpiece of recent news, the reports coming from Russia can be overwhelming. Queer Russia offers a clear and comprehensive way to stay up-to-date on the latest news, particularly in regards to the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Along with contributing their own reporting, Queer Russia’s sources include Gay.ru, LGBTNet.ru, Side By Side Film Festival, ComingoutSPB.ru, Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality, ILGA Europe, Ria Novosti, the Moscow Times, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russia Today, the St. Petersburg Times and more.
You can see Olympic-specific coverage under their Sochi 2014 tag. Athletes have vowed to protest Russia’s policies regarding gay rights and Un Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the recent violence and discrimination against LGBTQ individuals in the lead-up to the Sochi Olympic Games.