Sweden's sports minister, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth will not be attending the 2014 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony as a political statement. The reason behind this decision is her belief in the importance of human rights. She will attend the games to support the athletes. Other politicians staying away from the games include: Barrack Obama, the French President François Hollande, European Union Commissioner Viviane Reding and the German President Joachim Gauck. This certainly is a powerful international statement against Putin's anti-gay laws in Russia.
Channing Tatum will present writer, producer, director, and philanthropist Roland Emmerich with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on March 21, 2015, it was announced today.