Russia

First GLAAD Gold Medal Winners: Bob Costas and Vladimir Pozner explain anti-LGBT backdrop of Olympics

Last night, NBC began its Olympic coverage with anchor Bob Costas, who didn't waste any time in jumping from the sports and pageantry to Russia's anti-LGBT and human rights violations.
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February 7, 2014

As Olympics begin, LGBT advocates arrested in St Petersburg

The activists held a banner which said: "Discrimination is incompatible with the Olympic Movement. Principle 6. Olympic Charter."

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"Gay Propaganda" book shares true testimonies of life and love in Russia

Russia's anti-gay "propaganda" law has sparked international discussion about its blatant, violating attempt to completely silence the LGBT community in Russia. The upcoming book Gay Propaganda, edited by Masha Gessen and Joseph Huff-Hannon, provides a platform from which those voices can be heard.

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Great Britain's Channel 4 shines a spotlight on vigilante anti-LGBT groups

Just as the world tunes into the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Great Britain's Channel 4 aired a documentary that looks at the anti-LGBT vigilante groups that have been attacking gay men in Russia.

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Meet Oleg and Dmitriy, LGBT Russian couple seeking asylum in the US

While the world will be watching the Olympic Games in Sochi, GLAAD will continue to raise the profile of LGBT Russians, as a resource to the mainstream media to continue to include Russia's anti-LGBT laws. Our first couple is Oleg Dusaev and Dmitriy Stepanov.

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1996: Olympic torch skipped Atlanta suburb that condemned gay people

Eighteen years ago Olympic officials refused to allow the torch to travel through an Atlanta suburb because of its refusal to repeal a resolution condemning gay people.

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News and social media outlets charged with violating Russia's anti-gay law

A newspaper editor, the creator of an online support group, and a ninth grade girl have faced varying punishments so far for allegedly spreading "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships" to minors.

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TAKE ACTION: Use Principle 6 graphics to support global equality at the Olympics

The 2014 Winter Games in Sochi are just a few days away, and Principle 6 provides an opportunity to shed light on the oppressive anti-gay laws affecting millions of Russian citizens, visiting fans and athletes.
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