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2014 Winter Olympics Boycott

The Case for Boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics

Slava Mogutin | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Slava Mogutin

Russia's recent anti-gay legislation contradicts the letter and spirit of the Olympic Charter, and the International Olympic Committee must acknowledge that and find a more tolerant and civilized host country. This is not just another political issue; this is an issue of basic human rights.

Sochi vs. Vancouver: Why This Olympic Experience Will Be Very Different

Robbie Romu | Posted 09.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Robbie Romu

Even if Putin himself signs a decree stating that no LGBT persons will be subjected to Russia's draconian laws and that their safety will be guaranteed, boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi or pulling out completely is still the right thing to do.

U.S. Should Not Boycott Russian Olympics Over LGBT Rights

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

The state of LGBT rights in Russia is disgraceful. It's good reason to petition the president for sanctions on Russia or protest in front of the UN. But Russian LGBT rights have nothing to do with the athletes who have put in years of sacrifice and hard work to reach their "one moment in time."