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Russia's Olympic Playbook

"It’s led to a huge increase in antigay violence, including murders. It’s led to attacks on gay and lesbian clubs and film festivals… and because these laws are passed supposedly to protect children, the people who are most targeted or have the most to fear are LGBT parents…LGBT people have an incredible amount to fear right now, especially if they have children.” 
– Russian author and activist Masha Gessen to ABCNews.com

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New York State comptroller calls on Olympic sponsors to take action, advocate for nondiscrimination

Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, has written an open letter to the major corporate sponsors of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, urging them to withhold their funding in the interest of human rights. The letter is co-signed by twenty others who reportedly "collectively manage over $327 billion in assets."

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