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VIDEO: Gay athletes at Sochi

With Russia's anti-gay legislation being but into place, there is uncertainty over whether or not the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi should be supported or boycotted. We discuss how different organizations are responding to the anti-gay legislation. GLAAD's Omar Sharif Jr. and RUSA Yelena Goltsman, Founder and Co-President, RUSA LGBT, speak with HuffPost Live about the draconian anti-LGBT laws in Russia, as well as the role of the Olympics in speaking out against the law.
HuffPost Live
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August 12, 2013
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August 14, 2013

'I Am Equality' photo campaign aims to make equality go viral

The "I Am Equality" campaign is photo event launched by EqualityTV network. Described as "a multimedia PSA dedicated to educating and inspiring people to embrace diversity, culture and equality within communities, families and individuals across the globe" to help "equality go viral."

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Gays in Russia Find No Haven, Despite Support From the West

Despite the breathtaking wealth and vibrant culture in the metropolises of Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia remains a country where discrimination and even violence against gay people are widely tolerated.

The New York Times
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August 12, 2013
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August 12, 2013

Snapshots of our work: Higher Education equality, a new play 'The Anointed', and Project Runway

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Right-Wing Media Act As Russia's PR Agents In Anti-Gay Crackdown

Since Russia passed a series of sweeping laws banning the dissemination of "gay propaganda" and prohibiting the adoption of children by Russian same-sex couples and any foreign couples from nations with marriage equality, many right-wing media figures have instead rallied to the country's defense.

Equality Matters
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August 12, 2013
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