The singer's statement follows the Russian President's call for gay tourists visiting the country during Sochi 2014 to "leave the children in peace"
The Russian leader is at pains to reassure the West that gay athletes and visitors are welcome at the Sochi Winter Olympics. But Oliver Wright and Alec Luhne in Moscow say the message from the LGBT community is far different
Defending Russia’s ban on 'gay propaganda', Mr Putin claimed the law 'doesn't harm anybody' and that there's 'no discrimination' in Russia
The Russian president has told volunteers gay people can feel "at ease" but said they must leave children alone
A Gawker essay has ignited a culture war on the value of niceness
Mr Putin criticised the West's more liberal attitudes toward gay rights and US attempts at intervention in Syria
The new manager's answer has been to throw players at the conundrum in a variety of permutations
Irina Putilova could be returned home in a matter of days
Richard Alther appeals to Russia President to treat gay athletes with compassion and respect
The pressure is on for builders in North Korea to complete the construction of a lavish ski resort by the end of this week.
Police held him before 'March of Dissenters' protest in Moscow in 2007
Our legal system is still - just about - the envy of the world. Not for long
If schools are basing policies on outdated laws, it is very much a problem
Athlete criticises shows of support of gay rights at World Championships
Minister confirms that athletes and fans who ‘flaunt’ their sexuality will be prosecuted