Olympics

Obamas not going to the Olympics, sending gay athletes instead

The White House has announced the United States Olympic delegation, and it doesn't include the President or the First Lady. But the delegation does include some openly gay people.

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December 16, 2013

French president added to the growing list of world leaders boycotting Sochi Olympics

French President François Hollande adds his name to the growing list of world leaders boycotting the Sochi Olympics.

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December 12, 2013

European Union Commissioner joins German President in boycotting Sochi Olympics

European Union Commissioner Viviane Reding has joined Germen President Joachim Gauck in there public boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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Melissa Etheridge and Bruce Cohen lead Madonna, George Takei, Sigourney Weaver, so many others in an Uprising of Love

More than 65 entertainment leaders are writing songs, producing videos, writing op-eds, and using their influence to spread the message of love to the people of Russia through the Uprising of Love campaign.

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New York State comptroller calls on Olympic sponsors to take action, advocate for nondiscrimination

Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, has written an open letter to the major corporate sponsors of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, urging them to withhold their funding in the interest of human rights. The letter is co-signed by twenty others who reportedly "collectively manage over $327 billion in assets."

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December 2, 2013

Russian LGBT advocates ask IOC president to keep Olympics safe

Russian LGBT advocates met with Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Saturday to discuss the growing concern over Russia's "vaguely worded law" banning gay propaganda to minors ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to begin February 7, 2014 in Sochi Russia.

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