Russia

Photos: Matthew Shepard's parents advocating in Russia for LGBT equality

GLAAD has photos of Matthew Shepard's parents, Judy and Dennis, and the new documentary, Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, to Russia to participate in the Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival.

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GLAAD @ Work: Trans Awareness Week, Ty Herndon comes out, Matthew Shepard's parents head to Russia, and more

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Newsroom each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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VIDEO: "We don't know what to expect." Matthew Shepard's parents take film to Russia

In 1998, Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered. The film, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, tells his story. Matthew's parents sat down with GLAAD before screening the film in Russia.

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IOC president recommends adding 'sexual orientation' to Olympic non-discrimination policy

This morning, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced 40 recommendations that "lay out the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement." Among the recommendations is the addition of "sexual orientation" to the IOC's non-discrimination statement.

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GLAAD @ Work: Southern Stories, Tavi Gevinson talks feminism, Eastern European advocacy, & more

Wonder what we're up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Newsroom each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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November 3, 2014

Tim Cook's coming out prompts backlash in Russia

A memorial to the founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, has been dismantled in the Russian city of St Petersburg after the current Apple CEO, Tim Cook, came out as gay.

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October 14, 2014

National Coming Out Day in Russia marred by police detentions

In Russia, the commemoration of National Coming Out Day sparked police detentions.

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Three new docs highlight stories of LGBT people in Russia

For LGBT History Month, it may be worth going back through the last couple of years in Russia. And there are some new documentaries out about LGBT people in Russia that can help you do just that.

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