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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.
A Russian actor, Ivan Okhlobystin, recently said that LGBT people should be burned in ovens. Bryan Fischer backed away from that comment, but Jeremy Hooper calls him on his role in creating such violent rhetoric.
French President François Hollande adds his name to the growing list of world leaders boycotting the Sochi Olympics.
IKEA made headlines last month when they removed an article about a lesbian couple and their son from the Russian version of the company's internationally distributed magazine. Now, RUSA LGBT needs your help in sending the message that LGBT families do not deserve to be erased.
European Union Commissioner Viviane Reding has joined Germen President Joachim Gauck in there public boycott of the Sochi Winter Olympics.
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.
Elton John, the musical living legend, said he was committed to upholding his concerts scheduled in Russia, despite the country's anti-LGBT "propaganda laws" that continue to incite violence targeted at LGBT people in Russia. Today, Elton dedicated his show to a young man who lost his life to such an attack.
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."
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.
The Side by Side LGBT Film Festival wrapped up on November 30 in St. Petersburg with the Oscar award winning film MILK, Gus Van Sant, Dustin Lance Black, and Bruce Cohen. The festival weathered bomb threats, evacuations of buildings, and last minute scheduling changes.