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IOC 'Fully Satisfied' Over Russia's Anti-Gay Law

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.26.2013 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia -- The International Olympic Committee doesn't have the authority to intervene in Russia's law banning gay propaganda and is convinced t...

To the International Olympic Committee, Some Kinds of 'Propaganda' Are Worse Than Others

John Becker | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

If the IOC continues looking the other way when it comes to religious "propaganda" but punishing and silencing athletes who take a stand for LGBT equality under the guise of "political propaganda," it will be complicit in Russia's egregious human rights violations.

A Gay Dad's Open Letter to the International Olympic Committee: Move the Damned Games Already!

Rob Watson | Posted 10.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Rob Watson

I am the father of 11- and 10-year-old sons. You are a parent to thousands of aspiring champions. You know that any of your children who are LGBT or pro-LGBT are at risk: A big, bad Russian bully has made it clear that he has it out for them. So what are you going to do about it?

Hoping for a Gay Jesse Owens?

Tyler Lopez | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay 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.

All Out Delivers Petition to the International Olympic Committee (VIDEO)

Joe Mirabella | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

This global call urged the IOC to condemn Russia's anti-gay law before the Olympic Games and urge Russia to ensure the security of all visitors, athletes and Russian people before, during, and after the Games.

IOC Wants Reassurances On Russia Anti-Gay Law

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 10.09.2013 | Sports

MOSCOW — The International Olympic Committee is waiting for the Russian government to clarify the anti-gay law that is overshadowing preparation...

Instead of Punishing Russia, IOC May Punish Pro-Gay Olympians

John Becker | Posted 10.07.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The New York Times' Jeré Longman reports that the Olympic Charter "prohibits athletes from making political gestures during the Winter and Summer Games," and that this prohibition could be used to "banish" Olympians who choose to protest, even silently, against Russian homophobia.

Recent Profiles in Leadership

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

There have been times in modern U.S. and world history when thoughtful, responsive and compassionate leadership was nowhere to be found. This past week we were treated to a sudden outburst of enlightened engagement from three people who are closely watched by millions.