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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...

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...

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...

Senior IOC Member Rips U.S. For Sending 'Four Lesbians To Russia'

AP | ANDREW DAMPF | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

ROME (AP) — A senior Italian IOC member criticized the United States on Wednesday for including openly gay athletes in its official delegation for n...

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...

'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 ...

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...

IOC President Urged To Investigate Russia's Anti-Gay Laws

AP | Posted 12.01.2013 | Gay Voices

PARIS (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach met with Russian gay rights activists who urged an investigation before the Sochi Olympics into national laws...

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 ...