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The Russian Open Games: Thwarted at Every Turn by the Powers That Be, but a Success Nonetheless!

Greg Louganis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Louganis

Konstantin and Elvina worked tirelessly to keep spirits high and prevent the obstacles -- bomb threats, a smoke bomb set off at one of the venues, hotels that had been booked in advance suddenly claiming they were under construction and turning away participants once they learned who we were -- from getting us down.

Putin Blames Gays for Bringing Olympic Games to Russia

Allison Hope | Posted 03.30.2014 | Comedy
Allison Hope

It was a frigid, grey day like every other in Russia. The Kremlin's spires reached up towards the murky skies as if outstretched arms asking heaven to save it from its stifling censored existence.

Ikea Pulls Magazine Feature On Lesbian Couple

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business

Ikea has removed a feature about a lesbian couple from its magazine in Russia due to the nation's anti-gay "homosexual propaganda" law, and now some a...

The IOC's New President Continues to Toe the Line on LGBT Rights, Ignore Historic Responsibilities

James Fantau | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Fantau

My message to Bach is simple: Tepid avoidance of this type of persecution is completely unacceptable. Not only does this position essentially nullify Section Six of the IOC's own charter, but it denies any contributory responsibility for these blatant human rights abuses.

To Russia With Love

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

As the head of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) with ministries in 40 countries, I have put out a call to pray for our brothers and sisters in Russia who are struggling with this new era of repression and outright oppression of LGBTQ people. In addition to prayer, we must act!

Olympic Committees Are Disgracing the 2014 Winter Olympics

Scott Wooledge | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Wooledge

From day one, the Olympic committees and the corporate sponsors have sought to spin their way out of this story as though it were just an unflattering gossip item on Page Six. Will they next invite U2's Bono to appear at the opening ceremonies and hope that all will be forgotten?

Hoping for a Gay Jesse Owens?

Tyler Lopez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tyler Lopez

Merely hoping for an inspirational moment to present itself during the 2014 Winter Olympics isn't fair to anyone. By moving the Games to another location, we can avoid endangering athletes. Those of us who support LGBT rights would be just as inspired by a gay champion in Vancouver.

It's Time to Move the 2014 Winter Olympics Out of Russia

Wayne Besen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Besen

Russia is an unsuitable and unstable nation that is unqualified to host a major world event. No country is perfect, but when Russia was awarded the 2014 Winter Olympics in 2007, few people knew that its warts were actually tumors.