Keith Olbermann opened his ESPN show with a 9-minute explanation of Russia's anti-gay laws and denunciation of the statements by Sochi Games officials yesterday that boycotts against Olympics sponsors over anti-gay laws in Russia would hurt their bottom line.
The head of the Sochi Olympics asked the IOC on Sunday to help “stop this campaign and this speculation” related to the anti-gay law that has been overshadowing preparations for next year’s Winter Games in Russia.
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.