This week, spokespeople from RUSA LGBT, an organization of Russian and Russian-speaking LGBT people living in the United States, have earned several media hits and opportunities to tell their story and tell a US audience what they can do to help.
Count Jacques Rogge has finally admitted to something that he should have admitted to a long time ago. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) can do little to nothing to stop or influence Russia with regards to their anti-gay policies.
The time has come for American corporations doing business in Russia, including top Olympic sponsors Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, General Electric, McDonalds, Procter & Gamble and Visa, to show the world that the non-discrimination policies in their employee handbooks have no borders.
While gay athletes are often guarded when it comes to disclosing their status to the wider world, Ms. Bucsis is now speaking out, about her own sexual orientation and against the anti-gay rights law of Russia, host nation of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.
According to a press release issued yesterday, Pride House International is calling on the International Olympic Committee to choose a host country for the 2020 Summer Olympics that respects and values LGBT rights.
President Vladimir Putin sought to ease concerns that Russia's new anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes who display rainbow flags during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, while insisting that gays are not discriminated against in his country.
People around the world are gathering together to speak out for love and hope for LGBT people in Russia, and push our world leaders to call on President Putin to repeal the anti-gay law. Join GLAAD and All Out for the Global Speak Out for Russia action is underway across the globe.
A Ukrainian immigrant who arrived stateside in 1990 with her husband, children and mother, Yelena Goltsman was deeply closeted when she joined Manhattan’s gay and lesbian synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in 1995.