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2014 Sochi Olympics

Melissa Etheridge: I Would Go To Russia 'With Bells On'

Posted 12.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Melissa Etheridge is joining the ever-growing list of celebrities to sound off on Russia's "gay propaganda" laws. The 52-year-old Grammy Award-win...

'There Is No Gay Scene Here. It's A Myth'

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices

* "Gay propaganda" law criticised before Sochi Olympics * Sochi relatively tolerant but gay scene in decline * Many gay ...

French President Skipping Winter Olympics In Russia

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2013 | World

PARIS, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Neither President Francois Hollande nor any top French official will attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia's Sochi, Fore...

Boycott the Winter Olympics

Bob Burnett | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Bob Burnett

In most circumstances our focus would be on high-level competition and international camaraderie. But we cannot ignore the deplorable Russian human-rights environment. That's why Americans should boycott the 22nd Winter Olympics.

IOC President Urged To Investigate Russia's Anti-Gay Laws

AP | Posted 12.01.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach met with Russian gay rights activists who urged an investigation before the Sochi Olympics into national laws...

Olympics Officials Pressured To Investigate Russia's Anti-Gay Law For Themselves

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2014 | Gay Voices

PARIS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Gay rights activists on Saturday asked International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach to launch an independent ...

Russia: Repeal the "Foreign Agents Law"

Samir Goswami | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Samir Goswami

One year ago Russia adopted a "foreign agents law" that imposes restrictions on civil society organizations that take foreign funding. Since then more than a thousand independent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been subjected to unannounced inspections.

WATCH: Olympic Torch Dives Deep

AP | Associated Press | Posted 11.23.2013 | Sports

MOSCOW (AP) — The Olympic torch has plunged into the world's deepest lake in Russia ahead of the Sochi Winter Games. Video from the Sochi Olympic O...

Has The Battle Against Russia's Anti-Gay Law Died?

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The four-month campaign protesting Russia's ban on "gay propaganda" is entering a new phase, as human rights activists try to height...

Sochi, Sexuality and Sports: The GO! Athletes Interview With Women's Ice Hockey Olympian Caitlin Cahow

Avery Stone | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Avery Stone

As the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi draw nearer, debate is heating up about Russia's anti-LGBT policies. Former Olympic Women's Ice Hockey player Caitlin Cahow was kind enough to speak with me, sharing her take on boycotting Sochi, the tension that LGBT athletes face today, and why she loves sports.

Russian Children To Receive 10,000 Pro-Gay Coloring Books

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) clothing and accessory company FCKH8 is launching a new campaign that will send 10,000 Russian children ...

Olympic Torch Returns From Space

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports

MOSCOW -- MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian space capsule carrying the Sochi Olympic torch and three astronauts returned to Earth on Monday from the Internati...

Athlete Profile: Q&A With Grete Eliassen

Liftopia | Posted 11.08.2013 | Travel

Now that freeskiing slopestyle has been added to the upcoming Winter Olympics, Grete Eliassen likely will go from Winter X Games star to U.S. Winter Olympian.

Russia's Sending The Olympic Torch To Space

Agence France Presse | Kirill Kudryavtsev | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

Three new crew members blast off Thursday for the International Space Station (ISS) on a Russian rocket, taking with them the precious cargo of an Oly...

Megan Griffo

15 Years Ago, This Snowboarder Lost Her Legs. Now, She's Making Paralympic History | Megan Griffo | Posted 01.27.2014 | Good News

Amy Purdy had less than a 2 percent chance of survival after she contracted bacterial meningitis 15 years ago. Then 19, she was in a coma for near...

These Gay Russian Love Stories Will Not Be Televised

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 12.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Joseph Huff-Hannon

I and a colleague, Russian journalist Masha Gessen, are chasing down love stories from LGBT Russians living in Russia, and from Russian émigrés around the world. We're collecting them in a book, Gay Propaganda, which will be published on the eve of the Winter Olympics.

All Out Demonstrates Outside Coca-Cola Headquarters

Joe Mirabella | Posted 12.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

On Monday, October 28, 2013, All Out hired three trucks to circle Coca-Cola's global headquarters in Atlanta with billboards urging the company to call for a repeal of Russia's anti-gay laws before the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The Gay Significance Of The 2014 Winter Olympics

Agence France Presse | Benoit Finck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

To the surprise and displeasure of the Kremlin, the Winter Olympics in Sochi have become a rallying cause for the gay rights movement after Russia ado...

Why Johnny Weir Is Planning To Hold His Tongue On Russia's Anti-Gay Laws During The Olympics

Posted 10.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Johnny Weir might be best known for his over-the-top performances, but the openly gay U.S. Olympic skater has vowed to stay uncharacteristically tight...

Is The U.S. Olympics Committee Making A Pro-Gay Gesture Toward Russia?

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee board revised its non-discrimination policy to include sexual o...

Russia's Gay Community's Plea For The Sochi Olympics

Agence France Presse | Maria Antonova | Posted 12.14.2013 | Gay Voices

While Western gay activists call for an outright boycott of the Winter Olympics in Sochi over a homophobic new law, the Russian city's discreet gay co...

OOPS: Olympic Torch Goes Out In Russia

Posted 10.07.2013 | Sports

The Olympic flame for the 2014 Sochi Games was finally lit on Sunday by Russian President Vladimir Putin. But it didn't take long for it to go out. ...

Travel With The Olympic Torch

Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel

Monday kicked off the 39,000-mile trek the Olympic Torch will make across Russia before kicking off the Games on February 7. We were curious to s...

LOOK: Russian Athletes Bravely Pose For 'NOH8 Campaign' LGBT Rights Project

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Russian athletes attending the World Outgames 2013 in Antwerp this week made a bold and brave statement of solidarity with their fellow lesbian, gay, ...

Hey Fellow Sports Fans: As Sochi Approaches, Russia Snuffing the Torch

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Frank Jannuzi

Russia's crackdown on freedom of expression should offend sports fans -- and human rights activists -- everywhere. Freedom is central to enjoying sports and politics.