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Olympic Boycott

From the Dorm to Lake Placid to Sochi

Perry Binder | Posted 04.19.2014 | College
Perry Binder

We left for Lake Placid from our Binghamton University dormitory at 2:00 a.m., to a mock chorus of God Bless America from the less than enlightened frat boys.

Russian Activist Charged For Pro-Gay Protest

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Russia's ban on "gay propaganda" is set to get one of its first big tests, following the charging of a young man arrested for holding up a pro-gay sig...

Hockey Needs to Be the Centerpiece for Protest at the Sochi Olympics

Andrei Markovits | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Andrei Markovits

Here's to hoping that the National Hockey League will realize the immense voice that it has in this important matter and that it will choose some means to make it heard.

Russia's Queer 'Genetic Code'

Kevin Childs | Posted 10.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

Take a peek at Russia's past and you'll find a remarkably tenacious queerness. It has informed society, even defined revolutionary causes, and it once made Russia the most sexually tolerant place in Europe. For Putin to do justice to Russian identity, he should embrace its rich sexual diversity.

'This T-Shirt Alone Would Be Enough To Have Me Jailed'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics are less than six months away and the debate continues to rage on about whether allies of the LGBT community should boy...

Luke Johnson

Obama Opposes Olympic Boycott, Criticizes Russian Anti-Gay Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Friday that he did not favor boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, rejecting calls from LGBT...

How Olympic Sponsors and the IOC Could Have Stopped Russia's Anti-Gay Law -- And Didn't

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The ugly truth about Russia's law against gay "propaganda," now the subject of worldwide protests and boycotts, is coming into view. And that includes the role of American companies sponsoring the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, as well that of the International Olympic Committee.

Don't Boycott: Ban Russia From Their Own Winter Olympics

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

While the Russians would love an American boycott of the Games, being banned from their own Games would help drive public sentiment. Instead of asking our athletes to carry messages that would fall on deaf ears, it would drive Russian Olympic hopefuls to speak out to their own government.

WATCH: This Gay Olympian Won't Return To The Closet For Russia

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Amid the controversy surrounding Russia's "gay propaganda" ban as the country prepares to host the 2014 Olympic Games, openly gay Olympic speed skater...

Olympic Boycott? Never Again!

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 09.16.2013 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

We must not let politicians undermine years of dedicated training for the sake of political grandstanding that will have no effect on policy. Allow our athletes to continue their preparations for their test with history at the Olympic Games.

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."

Obama on Olympics Opening: "I Would Not Have Gone"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ST. LOUIS — Democrat Barack Obama took issue Monday with President Bush's decision to attend the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, saying...

Poll: Sarkozy Not Welcome at Games

Melbourne Herald Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly 90 per cent of Chinese respondents to an online survey said they oppose French President Nicolas Sarkozy's attendance at the Beijing Olympics, ...