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

Posted 01.24.2014 | Gay 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 01.23.2014 | Gay 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 03.26.2014 | Gay 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 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

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

Elton John: Russia's Anti-Gay Law Is 'Deeply Dangerous, Divisive'

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Entertainer-songwriter Elton John is declaring his support of the Russian people, and he says they still accept him despite that cou...

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

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay 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 03.22.2014 | Gay 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...

Detained By Police...For A Rainbow Flag?

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

MOSCOW (AP) — A gay Russian protester has been detained for unfurling a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometow...

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

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay 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 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices

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

Chris Pine: Russia's Anti-Gay Law Is 'Extraordinary And Awful'

AP | RYAN PEARSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Chris Pine says the U.S. should have done more in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics to protest Russia's anti-gay legisla...

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

Agence France Presse | Dmitry Zaks | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay 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...

Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Shouldn't Overshadow Olympics, Says Tennis Legend

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2014 | Gay Voices

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The controversy swirling around Russia's anti-gay policies should not overshadow the at...

Russian MP And Opera Diva Slams 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A member of Russia's parliament is speaking out against the nation's controversial "gay propaganda" legislation. As both the Wall Street Journal a...

Melissa Etheridge: I Would Go To Russia 'With Bells On'

Posted 12.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Melissa Etheridge is joining the ever-growing list of celebrities to sound off on Russia's "gay propaganda" laws. The 52-year-old Grammy Award-win...

'There Is No Gay Scene Here. It's A Myth'

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices

* "Gay propaganda" law criticised before Sochi Olympics * Sochi relatively tolerant but gay scene in decline * Many gay ...

'It's A Green Light For Violence Against LGBT People'

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Russian gay rights advocates called for increased pressure on the International Olympic ...

Olympics Officials Are 'Putting Their Head In The Sand' Over Russian Gay Law, Says Out Athlete

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Tennis star Martina Navratilova and U.S. basketball player Jason Collins said on...

Gay 'Hobbit' Star Advised Not To Visit Russia

AP | Posted 12.10.2013 | Gay Voices

LONDON (AP) — Actor Ian McKellen says the British government has advised him not to go to Russia because of the country's anti-gay "propaganda" law....

Elton John Delivers Pro-Gay Message During Russian Concert

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

British pop icon Elton John at his Moscow concert on Friday called on Russia to end discrimination against gays and lesbians, the Interfax news agency...

Elton John Has Gay Plans For Russia

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that Russia does not discriminate against gays and that millions of Russians love pop icon Elton John "despite hi...

Is Vladimir Putin Secretly Gay?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Russian President Vladimir Putin is a sexless man who may be secretly gay. At least, that's what political analyst and notorious columnist Stanislav B...

Olympics Officials Pressured To Investigate Russia's Anti-Gay Law For Themselves

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2014 | Gay Voices

PARIS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Gay rights activists on Saturday asked International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach to launch an independent ...

LOOK: Gay 'Guerilla' Protesters Hit Ikea After Company Cuts Lesbian Couple From Magazine

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A group of gay and lesbian demonstrators touched down at an Ikea in Brooklyn, N.Y. over the weekend for a "guerilla photo shoot" in protest of the Swe...

Russia Urged 'To Promote Social Inclusion Without Discrimination' During Olympics

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

* Russia adopted ban in June on gay "propaganda" for minors * Putin said there will be no discrimination at Sochi games ...