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Today, in a post titled "A Time for Pride and Equality," AT&T became the first major US corporation to denounce the draconian anti-gay law in Russia, in anticipation of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Russia's anti-propaganda laws have been used against a ninth grade girl who came out as LGBT.
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The Coalition of Russian LGBT organizations received an official response from the International Olympic Committee to their November request for clarification on the impact the ‘propaganda’ law may have on the Winter Games, particularly – on the work of the media and on behavior and statements of the participants.
GLAAD today unveiled a resource guide for journalists covering the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, which equips reporters with critical information about the country's draconian anti-LGBT laws.
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Just weeks before the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, Olympic Village "mayors" have spoken in favor of the anti-LGBT "propaganda law."
Despite the biggest sporting event in the world rapidly approaching, Russia is getting a lot of attention over an issue of a different nature.
After expressing his desire to shove LGBT people in an oven, Ivan Okhlobystin resigned from his position as a creative director at Euroset.