(619) 505-7777

St. Petersburg

Your guide to coast-to-coast Gay Pride

Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. Memorial Day is Monday, and gay Pride season isn't far behind. June brings long days and LGBT events across the land.

Obama, Cameron in Russia, raise concerns about LGBT issues

U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron each have made clear to Russian President Vladimir Putin this week that they are concerned about the abuse of LGBT rights in the vast nation stretching from eastern Europe to Asia.

President Obama plans to meet with Russian LGBT leaders this week

Several LGBT leaders in Russia tell the Associated Press today that they have been invited to meet President Barack Obama this week while he is attending the Group of 20 summit this week in St. Petersburg.

Madonna supports gay rights in St. Petersburg with pink wristbands

Pink wristbands will be available during Madonna’s concert in St. Petersburg today (Aug. 9), to show support for the Russian city’s persecuted LGBT community. Madonna could face arrest under the city's "homosexual propaganda" bill.

In Russia, St. Petersburg passes law to silence gay people

The Russian city of St. Petersburg today approves a bill that will impose fines of up to $16,700 for the “promotion of homosexuality.” If signed into law, it will criminalize reading, writing, speaking or reporting on anything related to LGBT people, and will make illegal almost all activity related to defending or promoting LGBT equality.