Sochi

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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February 3, 2014

Finnish Olympian swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen comes out to raise awareness about Sochi

Ari-Pekka Liukkonen is now the first openly gay Finnish athlete to come out during his active career.

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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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January 30, 2014

The Very Short List: Who Is Gay in the Olympics?

Five openly LGBT athletes will represent the LGBT community in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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January 22, 2014

Finnish sports minister to skip Sochi Olympics opening ceremony

In a recent interview, Finland's Sports Minister Paavo Arhinmaki stated that he will not be attending the Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sochi.

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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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Snapshots: Google+ Hangout on Utah, interview with The Carrie Diaries' Amy Harris, GLAAD on CNN en Español, 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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January 9, 2014

Swedish Hockey Star speaks on behalf of You Can Play to promote equality in sports

Gabriel Landeskog, the captain of Colorado Avalanche hockey team stood up for equality by speaking yesterday on behalf of You Can Play, an organization focusing on eliminating discrimination from sports. Thanks to Landeskog’s involvement, NHL officially became the first sports league in North America to include LGBT allies on every team.

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