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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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

Four Russian LGBT Activists Arrested Under 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

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

Agence France Presse | Marina Koreneva | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

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

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

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

Agence France Presse | Robert MacPherson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

David Letterman Hoped For An Olympics Boycott Over Russia's Anti-Gay Stance

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" law has divided celebrities, athletes and other public figures ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. But...

Russia's Gay Laws, Putin's LGBT Stance Discussed By Activists At Davos Panel

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" laws were discussed at length as part of an LGBT rights panel sponsored by The Huffington Post and Microsoft o...

EU Tries To Impose 'Alien View' Of Homosexuality, Russian Officials Claim

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* Russia takes aim at EU rights abuses * Moscow on defensive over new law before Olympics * Russian official warns athle...

'We Need To See' Russia's Anti-Gay Laws In The U.S., Right-Wing Pundits Claim

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russia's "gay propaganda" legislation has sparked outrage from international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates, but a pai...

Elton John CItes Moscow Visit In Rebuking Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

(Adds Russian prime minister's remarks) By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Pop singer Elton John spoke out ...

'House' Star Calls For Vodka Boycott Over Russia's Gay Rights Stance

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

British actor Hugh Laurie prompted an outcry in Russia with a Twitter proposal to boycott vodka over President Vladimir Putin's gay rights stance.Laur...

Putin: Gays At Sochi Olympics Won't Be Arrested If They 'Leave Children Alone'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Russia will welcome all athletes and visitors at next month's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi irrespective ...

Johnny Weir: 'I've Come Under So Much Hate' From The Gay Community For My Russian Views

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - As an openly gay American athlete who is a self-confessed Russophile, Johnny Weir feels he ...

Orthodox Church Makes Surprise Move On Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Agence France Presse | Dmitry Zaks | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russia's powerful Orthodox Church proposed Friday a referendum on banning gay relations in the face of Western pressure over human rights ahead of nex...