GLAAD has photos of Matthew Shepard's parents, Judy and Dennis, and the new documentary, Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, to Russia to participate in the Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival.
This morning, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced 40 recommendations that "lay out the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement." Among the recommendations is the addition of "sexual orientation" to the IOC's non-discrimination statement.
Advocates in Argentina share the good news as a Russian man they worked with won refugee status. In a statement FALGBT congratulated their country on opening their doors to someone fleeing persecution for being LGBT and urged others to the same.