NBC Universal has pledged to report on the impact of Russia’s draconian new anti-gay laws during its exclusive coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics, but Equality Matters raises questions about influence from the International Olympics Commission (IOC).
Crown Prince Frederik, a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the foreign minister, Villy Søvndal (Socialistisk Folkeparti), have responded to the urging of political parties to speak out against the laws that persecute sexual minorities.
While waiting for his luggage at LAX some cameramen from TMZ asked him if he thought a gay wrestler could be successful. His response? "Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now I’m gay and I’m happy. Very happy."
But GE steps forward over LGBT rights in Russia: “We expect the IOC to uphold human rights in every aspect of the Games.” Other Olympics sponsors back the International Olympic Committee attempt to avoid conflict with Putin.
Pride House, an international coalition of LGBT sport and human rights groups has begun an initiative calling on everybody present at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, to show their commitment to inclusive sport by people of the same sex holding hands.
Orlando Cruz, the featherweight boxer who came out last October becoming the first openly gay active boxer, is engaged! We know this because the proposal happened right under our nose — and yours, too.
US runner Nick Symmonds became the first international athlete to denounce Russia's law against "gay propaganda" on the country's soil after winning a medal at the world athletics championships in Moscow.