Olympics

August 27, 2013

Global Speak Out Day announced by All Out for Sept. 3rd, ahead of G20 Summit

All Out, an organization focused on tackling global LGBT issues, is calling for a global response on September 3rd to Russia’s anti-gay laws ahead of the G20 summit.

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August 26, 2013

Snapshots of our work: SRI, Wentworth Miller, and Chelsea Manning

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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Wentworth Miller rejects Russian film festival invitation; 'As a gay man, I must decline'

Actor and screenwriter Wentworth Miller today rejected an invitation to attend the St. Petersburg International Film Festival, citing Russia's anti-LGBT laws. In a letter to the Festival's Director, the 'Prison Break' star stated that "as a gay man, I must decline."

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August 20, 2013

LGBT Sports Coalition thanks athletes at World Track and Field Championships for supporting LGBT rights

This evening the LGBT Sports Coalition thanked athletes at the World Track and Field Championships for supporting LGBT people and called on the International Olympic Committee to create opportunities for safe commentary in Sochi.

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President Obama tells Jay Leno he has "no patience" for anti-LGBT laws ahead of Russian Olympics

President Obama shared with Jay Leno his frustration with anti-LGBT laws like those enacted in Russia just before the Sochi Winter Olympics. When asked about Russia's anti-gay law, the president responded, "I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them."

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All Out to deliver global petition denouncing anti-gay Russian crackdown

Staff and members of All Out will deliver a petition with more than 300,000 signatures to the International Olympic Committee. All Out will also provide a letter from British actor Stephen Fry and thousands of signatures from Athlete Ally supporters, including Four Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Athlete Ally Ambassador Greg Louganis and other former Olympians to the International Olympic Committee headquarters.

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August 2, 2013

LGBT Sports Coalition supports open LGBT participation in Olympic Games and urges powers to secure safety of LGBT attendees

The members of the LGBT Sports Coalition stand united against the new onslaught of anti-gay laws adopted by Russia. With the world’s attention focusing more every day on the Olympic Games in Sochi this February, it is incumbent on the International Olympic Committee, the Russian government and the governments of all Olympic nations to guarantee the safety of every Olympic attendee before, during and long after these Winter Games.

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August 1, 2013
by GLAAD

The Olympic Games Facebook page policy is amended after LGBT community speaks out

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) changed its social media moderation policy in response to advocates who pointed out concerning language contained in the "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual" section that sanctioned the use of the phrase "that's so gay."

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Video: London Olympics showcases photos of gay and lesbian athletes

As part of Pride House 2012 at the London Olympic Games, American artist Jeff Sheng presents Fearless, a photography series about openly gay athletes.
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