For many decades gays and lesbians have been isolated from the world of politics. Not only gays and lesbians have not been allowed to voice out their concerns as a community, but also they dare not to be 'out' and behave naturally in the realm of conservative straight men who jealously protected their male supremacy in decision-making from being diluted or undermined by 'aliens', gays and women alike.
The gay liberation movement is the former Soviet countries is gaining momentum reclaiming its right to have a say in political affairs. Changes occur very slowly, traditional 'power brokers' represented by the Soviet-style bureaucracy and former apparatchiks are reluctant to live by international democratic standards and share their power. Gay and lesbian NGOs are still weak, sometimes led by incomptent leaders, but they keep trying to bring about the Slavic Stonewall and put end to the macho dominance in politics.
Running for Presidency, Sergey Glazyev comes across a gay practical joke
State Duma rejected “sexual hatred” to be the reason for criminal prosecution
Young communists welcome artist Moiseev with a picket
Communist labor party not yet clarified itself on homosexuality
Shandybin blames "lesbians from Tatu" in his defeat
Moscow City Duma asks public prosecutor to cope with "t.A.T.u"
“Singer-in-law” asked President Putin to clear TV of "goggle-eyed gays" and "belligerent sodomites"
No homosexuals allowed in new Duma
Duma deputies have supported an amendment to the criminal code "On criminal liability for propaganda of homosexuality"
Gay election: to be or not to be
Moscow Gay Club Destroyed In Siege
Central Station, a Moscow Gay Club, has been damaged, not destroyed
Deputies Add Lesbian Sex to the List of Crimes
Deputies Want to Outlaw Gay Sex
Russia Set to Recriminalize Gay Sex (2002)
U.S. Warns Gay Expats About Killers (2002)
MTV Russia Endorses Homophobic Song (2001)
Banging Fists Against City Hall's Walls (2001)
Love's Labor Lost, Says City Hall (2001)
Unlawful Searches Target Moscow Gay Venues (2001)
Homophobia Used Against a Presidential Candidate (2000)
Club-Goers Allege Beating in Drug Raid (1997)
Seeking Suspect, Troops Raid Club (1996)
Gay Advocates, Out of the Closet (1994)
Gay Community Center Harassed in Lugansk (2001)
Gay Community Center Opens in Lugansk (2001)
Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Conference (Kiev, October 2000).
Documents adopted by the conference:
Pride 2001 Bound to Fail Again? (2001)
Gay Magazine Prohibited in Belarus (2001)
Failure of Belarus Gay Pride Was Staged to Get More Grants (2000)
Moldovian Gay & Lesbian Empowerment Project Started (2001)
Europe Reacts to Homophobic Statements by Moldovian MP (2001)