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Why I Declined Russia's Invitation to Talk About My 3D-Printed Dress at the Open Innovations Forum in Moscow

Michael Schmidt | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Schmidt

Recently I designed a 3D-printed gown for Dita Von Teese, leading to a number of invitations for speaking engagements relating to the promise of 3D printing and its potential for the fashion industry. However, nothing prepared me for a request by the Russian government.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Office Disavows Sponsorship of Russian Investment Forum

Scott Wooledge | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Wooledge

Initially, Russia Forum New York billed this event as sponsored by the Office of the Mayor of New York City. Then the presence on its website began to disappear. Reached for comment on Friday, the press secretary for the mayor's office confirmed, "We are not a sponsor."

Inside the Princeton Club's Shockingly Homophobic Seminar on Investing in Moscow (VIDEO)

Scott Wooledge | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Wooledge

As the activists aired grievances about attacks on LGBT Russians and the oppression of citizens' right to free speech and assembly, the Russian government officials laughed, and the room of Americans laughed along. It was very disconcerting to hear Americans laughing at oppression.