Russia

Report from Russia: For IOC President, Russia is not the place to talk about LGBT non-discrimination

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee refused to meet with representatives of a coalition of Russian LGBT organizations during his Sochi visit, offering a meeting in Lausanne instead. LGBT activists in Russia see this decision as yet another indicator that the Sochi Olympics are far from being a platform to uphold and promote the Olympic values.

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October 29, 2013

International Olympic Committee president meets with Putin and passes over LGBT invitation

Thomas Bach, the newly elected president of The International Olympic Committee, made his first visit to Sochi Russia

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Snapshots: Miss Universe in Russia, TransAdvocate, Illinois, Universal Studios, and more

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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October 25, 2013

Scores of LGBT Russians seek asylum in the United States

Russia’s anti-LGBT propoganda laws and growing hostilities towards the LGBT community have caused an upswing in asylum requests in The United States.

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Thomas Roberts speaks to the Advocate about hosting the Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow

Thomas Roberts, an openly gay married man, will be hosting this year's Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow. This comes at a time when the Russian government has passed or is considering some stringent anti-LGBT laws.

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October 22, 2013

Transgender Russian woman, who took her own life after being fired, is honored in Red Square

LGBT advocates held a "Day of Remembrance" in Moscow's Red Square in honor of Dasha, who died by suicide due to Russia's anti-LGBT laws.

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October 20, 2013

Russian bill taking children from LGBT parents is withdrawn

A bill introduced to the Russian Pailiament that would take away the children of LGBT parents, has been rec

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October 18, 2013

Anti-LGBT assault on Dutch diplomat in Moscow strains relationship

Dutch officials are demanding an investigation after the beating of a senior diplomat in his Moscow apartment.

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Snapshots: Two new television reports, Values Voter Summit, Derek Schell's coming out, and more

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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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