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Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, has written an open letter to the major corporate sponsors of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, urging them to withhold their funding in the interest of human rights. The letter is co-signed by twenty others who reportedly "collectively manage over $327 billion in assets."
Pride House International needs your help in getting the National Olympic Committees to provide a safe space for LGBT athletes and sports fans during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
The Russian LGBT Sports Federation plans to host the Russian Open Games after the closing ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
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.
Pride House International has launched efforts to partner with national houses at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games
The US Olympic Committee revised its non-discrimination policy to include 'sexual orientation.'
Things are getting more and more complicated for anti-LGBT Russian leaders and the International Olympic Committee ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Super-diva and LGBT ally Cher, has turned down an invitation to attend and sing at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The singing star cited Russia's anti-LGBT laws and violence against LGBT people as the reason she will not participate.
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Openly gay Olympic skater Blake Skjellerup does not have the financial resources to compete in the Sochi Olympics. That's why a new Indiegogo campaign is being launched to help get him there.