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Gay rights protest greets opening night at the Met

After the lights dimmed for the Metropolitan Opera’s Russian-themed opening night gala, the first solo voice that rang out in the house was not of a tenor or soprano, but of a protester criticizing the recent antigay laws signed by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

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.

Obama blasts Russia's anti-gay law | VIDEO

Obama: "If Russia wants to uphold the Olympic spirit, then every judgment should be made on the track or in the swimming pool or the balance beam and people’s sexual orientation shouldn’t have anything to do with it.”

COMMENTARY: Mr. Putin’s war on gays

To the long list of Russians whom President Vladimir Putin is persecuting, add gay people and those who support gay rights.

COMMENTARY: Russia’s anti-gay crackdown

Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, has declared war on homosexuals. So far, the world has mostly been silent.