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A Shameful Olympic Silence

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US News & World Report
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September 6, 2013
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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. For years these companies have enjoyed the patronage of the LGBT community and a reputation as corporate human rights leaders. Yet all of these corporations have chosen to remain silent about the well-publicized, systematic persecution of LGBT people in Russia, which has intensified with the passage of a trifecta of laws in June that criminalize virtually every aspect of being or even seeming gay.

See photos from the Global Day of Action against Russia's discriminitory legislation here: http://www.glaad.org/blog/photos-join-glaad-global-speak-out-russia-arou...