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.
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.
Yegor Guskov and Bogdan Zinchenko, who owned a gay bar in Sevastopol, feared for their business — and their family.
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.
Crimean officials ramp up homophobic rhetoric.
Neglect and denial. According to Russian public health activists that's the Russian government’s strategy for tackling the challenge of HIV.
Sochi's Cabaret Mayak, a popular hangout for both gay and straight, enjoyed the limelight through the Sochi Winter Olympics.
As Crimea officially joins Russia, international observers shift their attention to the future of Ukraine.
A small group of LGBT activists tries to change the situation in one of Russia's most homophobic cities.
Dmitry Chizhevsky came to a Rainbow Coffee party in Saint Petersburg, an LGBT gathering. Little did he know that a few moments later he would lose his eye in an attack.
As the Olympic Games begin in Sochi, Ukraine totters towards an economic and political collapse—a condition so potentially contagious to Russia that a concerned President Putin has begun a crackdown.
Gays and lesbians living far from Russia's major population centers face daily discrimination and frequent violence.