Russia

AT&T becomes first major US corporation to urge equality in Sochi

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.

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Snapshots: Creating Change 2014 conference, launching Global Voices, and GLAAD Media Awards nominees

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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IOC reassures freedom to criticize Russia's anti-LGBT laws, at least in media interviews

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.

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GLAAD unveils Olympic Playbook, launches Global Voices program

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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January 16, 2014

Olympic Village mayors defend Russia's anti-LGBT law

Just weeks before the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, Olympic Village "mayors" have spoken in favor of the anti-LGBT "propaganda law."

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January 15, 2014

LGBT issues may eclipse Winter Olympic Games

Despite the biggest sporting event in the world rapidly approaching, Russia is getting a lot of attention over an issue of a different nature.

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January 15, 2014

Russian actor who wanted to burn LGBT people in ovens resigns after outcry

After expressing his desire to shove LGBT people in an oven, Ivan Okhlobystin resigned from his position as a creative director at Euroset.

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