November 17, 2014
Russia's government crackdown on the LGBT community is fueling an alarming increase in the AIDS epidemic in Russia. New infections increased by 10 percent in 2013.
November 17, 2014 /
The government crackdown on Russia's activist LGBT community is mirrored by a surge in the prevalence of HIV/AIDS.
November 11, 2014 /
With Russia annexing Crimea, life has changed for everyone in the LGBT community. Some have left Crimea, while others are adjusting to the new realities of homophobic Russia.
November 4, 2014 /
Kuyalnik Estuary is a large brackish lake on the outskirts of Odessa, Ukraine, and home to one of the country's oldest sanatoriums. Today it is on the brink of environmental disaster.
October 20, 2014
The Crimean Peninsula’s annexation by Russia means a return to the shadows for LGBT people who now face public prosecution.
October 15, 2014 /
Yegor Guskov and Bogdan Zinchenko, who owned a gay bar in Sevastopol, feared for their business — and their family.
October 3, 2014
The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.
October 3, 2014 /
Hatay, a region that has experienced a confluence of religion, ethnicity and race for thousands of years, is now dominated by an influx of Syrian refugees, increasing sectarian tensions.
October 3, 2014 /
Russian law prohibiting the dissemination of "homosexual propaganda" to minors claims its first victims: a small weekly newspaper ordered to pay a hefty fine and a teacher fired from his job.
September 22, 2014 /
A privately run school for Syrian children, psychologically traumatized or developmentally delayed, will close next month due to lack of funding.