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Russia Gay Propaganda Law

Defending Principle 6, Sport as a Human Right

Ciarán ó Lionáird | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Ciarán ó Lionáird

Why, in this apparent sea of nirvana, are we as athletes choosing to speak out in support of the oppressed LGBT community in Russia?

An Urgent Warning to All Parents: This Gay Man Is Targeting Your Children

Noah Michelson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

I don't want you to walk away from this letter thinking that I'm not targeting your children. I most certainly am. Here are just a few things I want your kids to know.

What Will Happen To Russia's Gay Community After The Olympics?

Posted 02.13.2014 | Gay Voices

With the 2014 Winter Olympics well underway in Sochi, Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" laws have been dominating headlines around the world. Bu...

Debbie Harry Rips Russia Over LGBT Rights, Rejects Gig Offer

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Blondie passed on the opportunity to perform a 45-minute set in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, citing concerns over civil rights abuses in Russia a...

LOOK: An Inside Peek At Sochi's Embattled LGBT Community

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The mascara-lined eyes of a petite man dressed in a tuxedo greet visitors after they buzz at the armor-plated door of a one-sto...

Restaurant Offers A (Tasty) Way To Sound Off On Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices

One New York eatery is making its stance on Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" law clear with a spirited new menu in time for the 2014 Winter Gam...

Fuss Over Anti-Gay Russian Law Is Exaggerated, Lesbian Olympian Claims

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2014 | Gay Voices

By David Ljunggren ROSA KHUTOR, Russia, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Lesbian Austrian ski jumper and gay rights advocate Daniela Iraschko-Stolz sa...

Why Olympians Are 'Kind Of Torn' Over Russia's Anti-Gay Law

AP | JOHN LEICESTER | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Olympic competition first, gay rights maybe later. Plenty of athletes made clear before traveling to Sochi how unhappy they we...

Why Aren't Asian Leaders Bothered By Russia's Gay Rights Stance?

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Chinese counterpart appear not to be bothered by the international ruckus over Russia's law ...

LOOK: Blondie Tweets Amazing Response To Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

It seems Blondie's Debbie Harry has joined fellow pop icons Madonna, Cher and Lady Gaga in speaking out against Russia's controversial "gay propaganda...

More Russian Gay Activists Arrested On Olympics Opening Day

AP | Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police on Friday arrested several gay rights activists protesting in St. Petersburg and Moscow on the opening ...

Gay Activists Nabbed In St. Petersburg Ahead Of Sochi Olympics

AP | Posted 04.09.2014 | Gay Voices

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police arrested several gay rights activists protesting in St. Petersburg and Moscow on the opening day of the...

Four Russian LGBT Activists Arrested Under 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" laws continue to dominate international headlines ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, with news that a...

How Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Ban Is Being Enforced

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 02.06.2014 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW (AP) — When the Sochi Winter Olympics begin Friday, many will be watching to see whether Russia will enforce its law banning gay "propaganda"...

An Unlikely Target Of Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law?

Agence France Presse | Marina Koreneva | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

The founder of a Russian website set up to support gay, lesbian and transgender teenagers said Wednesday she had been charged under a controversial la...

New Complaints About Russia's Anti-Gay Law Arise As Olympics Near

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A U.S. Olympic sponsor and U.N. panel condemned a Russian law criticized as a stifling of gay rights as protests took place aro...

U.N. Slams Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law

AP | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. committee on children's rights is urging Russia to repeal its law banning pro-gay "propaganda" that could be accessible to mino...

LOOK: Brewery Sends 'Pro-Gay' Beer To Vladimir Putin

Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Scottish brewers gave Russian President Vladimir Putin a literal piece of their mind this week by sending him a case of their "pro-gay" beer. As t...

Gay Lawmaker Has Surprise Plan For Sochi

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | Gay Voices

* This is normal, says Norwegian minister * Dutch PM and King face pressure not to go to Sochi * Putin faces criticism o...

Greg Louganis: 'It's Disappointing' Russia Was Chosen As An Olympics Host Country Because Of Gay Laws

Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Openly gay diving champion Greg Louganis joined HuffPost Live this week, speaking at length about his views on Russia's controversial "gay propaganda"...

Russian Anti-Gay Law Protests Focus On Sochi Olympics

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite seven months of international outcry, Russia's law restricting gay-rights activity remains in place. Yet the eclectic protes...

Olympians Speak Out Against Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Laws

Agence France Presse | Robert MacPherson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices

More than 50 Olympians past and present have put their names to a growing petition calling on Russia to cease its crackdown on gays ahead of the Sochi...

52 Olympians Push For Russia To Repeal 'Gay Propaganda' Laws Ahead Of Sochi Games

Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Fifty-two Olympic athletes, including 12 current Winter Games competitors, are pushing Russia to repeal its controversial "gay propaganda" legislation...

You Should Have The 'Death Penalty' If You 'Recruit' Kids Into Being Gay, Pundit Claims

Posted 01.29.2014 | Gay Voices

"Dr. Chaps" Gordon Klingenschmitt is defending Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" legislation, saying that being lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans...

Tara Lipinski: 'It's Unfortunate' That Russia's Anti-LGBT Stance Has Overshadowed Olympics

Posted 01.28.2014 | Gay Voices

U.S. figure skater Tara Lipinski weighed in on Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" laws during a HuffPost Live appearance this week, saying that s...