Olympics

February 21, 2014

LGBT youth support group founder NOT GUILTY under Russia's anti-propaganda law

The site published over a thousand of letters from teenagers who shared their stories. In the letters many discuss discrimination and other issues they face.

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Morning Joe: Sarah Kate Ellis 'brings substance to her leadership role' at GLAAD

MSNBC's Morning Joe talked to GLAAD's new CEO and President Sarah Kate Ellis about her new role and GLAAD's work highlighting LGBT Russian voices.

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Belarus indie-rock band Kiwi Time speaks up for LGBT people in Russia

Kiwi Time, one of San Francisco's most popular & spirited indie-rock / pop bands, is donating proceeds to and raising awareness for Uprising of Love, a coalition whose mission is to give Russian LGBT activists a voice and provide the financial resources to fight discrimination.

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February 21, 2014

TAKE ACTION: The games are almost over, the fight goes on

As we prepare for the closing Ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, it is crucial to continue the momentum towards LGBT equality around the globe.

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Italy's first trans former MP and Pussy Riot members among those arrested in Russia

Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian and former Italian MP, was detained in Sochi, Russia over the weekend under the country's anti-LGBT, so-called "propaganda law." The following day, she was detained for a second time, and left by authorities in a rural area.

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For Valentine's Day, meet Anya and Nata, a Russian couple who lives for dance

Anya and Nata are a Russian couple. They are involved in many projects together, but their most important project is partner dancing, with a specialty in “West Coast Swing.”

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GLAAD Gold Medal Winner: ABC World News Tonight looks at violence against LGBT Russians

For focusing media attention on the violence and intimidation faced by LGBT Russians, ABC World News Tonight earns the GLAAD Gold Medal for LGBT inclusive coverage of the Olympics.

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