Europe

Russia to Madonna: Show up for ‘gay propaganda’ trial

Pop entertainer Madonna has been ordered to appear in a Russian court on charges of violating the St. Petersburg law against “gay propaganda.” According to the news website Russia Today, anti-gay activists sent a legal summons to Madonna’s home address in New York. Russia Today said: The pro-Kremlin group Trade Union of Russian Citizens wants … Continue reading

Europe

Russia — anti-gay, anti-Madonna, anti-pride hotbed

Russia remains a hotbed of anti-gay activism, even though it is not one of the 76 countries with anti-homosexuality laws. The Russian delegation to the U.N. Human Rights Council last year proposed a resolution honoring “traditional values” as an underpinning for human rights, which would have limited gay rights that aren’t already supported by local … Continue reading