Russian LGBT advocates met with Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Saturday to discuss the growing concern over Russia's "vaguely worded law" banning gay propaganda to minors ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to begin February 7, 2014 in Sochi Russia.
The Side by Side LGBT Film Festival wrapped up on November 30 in St. Petersburg with the Oscar award winning film MILK, Gus Van Sant, Dustin Lance Black, and Bruce Cohen. The festival weathered bomb threats, evacuations of buildings, and last minute scheduling changes.
Anthony Watson wrote commentary for Pink News UK to remember the assassination of Harvey Milk. To those who think that the movement for LGBT equality has moved on, Watson, says this is only the beginning.
The global advocacy organization ONE has released a new report on the status of worldwide AIDS prevention, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. World AIDS Day is December 1, but "the beginning of the end of AIDS" could be sooner than we think, if prevention efforts worldwide step up.