Over the weekend, MSNBC's Steve Kornacki gathered The New Republic's Julia Ioffe, Rashad Robinson from ColorofChange.org, former senior advisor in the Clinton administration, Richard Socarides, and former Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) for his morning talk show UP with Steve Kornackito discuss the human rights abuses against LGBT people in Russia.
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.
The ugly truth about Russia's law against gay "propaganda," now the subject of worldwide protests and boycotts, is coming into view. And that includes the role of American companies sponsoring the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, as well that of the International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic Committee, in allowing the heinous law to get passed.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed on Thursday that President Obama opposes a controversial anti-gay law in Russia, but he said a U.S. boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics isn’t on the table for the administration.
A round of applause for GLAAD's Summer 2013 interns! Talented thinkers, writers, and activists, these interns joined the GLAAD team in June and have since helped develop our campaigns, events, and programs. As they head back to school in the fall, we wanted to thank these young leaders for their incredible work.