Olympics

Great Britain's Channel 4 shines a spotlight on vigilante anti-LGBT groups

Just as the world tunes into the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Great Britain's Channel 4 aired a documentary that looks at the anti-LGBT vigilante groups that have been attacking gay men in Russia.

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Meet Oleg and Dmitriy, LGBT Russian couple seeking asylum in the US

While the world will be watching the Olympic Games in Sochi, GLAAD will continue to raise the profile of LGBT Russians, as a resource to the mainstream media to continue to include Russia's anti-LGBT laws. Our first couple is Oleg Dusaev and Dmitriy Stepanov.

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1996: Olympic torch skipped Atlanta suburb that condemned gay people

Eighteen years ago Olympic officials refused to allow the torch to travel through an Atlanta suburb because of its refusal to repeal a resolution condemning gay people.

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TAKE ACTION: Use Principle 6 graphics to support global equality at the Olympics

The 2014 Winter Games in Sochi are just a few days away, and Principle 6 provides an opportunity to shed light on the oppressive anti-gay laws affecting millions of Russian citizens, visiting fans and athletes.
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AT&T becomes first major US corporation to urge equality in Sochi

Today, in a post titled "A Time for Pride and Equality," AT&T became the first major US corporation to denounce the draconian anti-gay law in Russia, in anticipation of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Snapshots: Creating Change 2014 conference, launching Global Voices, and GLAAD Media Awards nominees

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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February 3, 2014

Finnish Olympian swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen comes out to raise awareness about Sochi

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen is now the first openly gay Finnish athlete to come out during his active career.

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