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  • NBC To Spotlight Russia’s Human Rights Abuses During Olympics

    NBC To Spotlight Russia’s Human Rights Abuses During Olympics

    …And 5 Other Things You Need To Know Today 1. According to Deadline , NBC plans to cover Russia’s human rights abuses and “gay propaganda” law during it’s Olympic broadcast. The network announced that it’s brought on New Yorker editor David Remnick to provide guest commentary. Remnick served as a Moscow bureau chief for The Washington Post and also won a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his book Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days Of The Soviet Empire. NBC’s go-to Olympics commentator, sportscaster Bob Costas has

    Story - 2013-12-10 18:49

  • Stephen Colbert: Gays Are Endangering Russia's Olympics by Existing

    Stephen Colbert: Gays Are Endangering Russia's Olympics by Existing

    The Colbert Report host lampooned Russian organizers for the Sochi Winter Olympics for banning displays of the LGBT rainbow flag and then choosing

    Story - 2013-11-21 13:46

  • Major Olympic Sponsor AT&T Condemns Russia's Laws

    Major Olympic Sponsor AT&T Condemns Russia's Laws

    The telecommunications company condemned Russia's antigay law and the violence it has spurred. AT&T became the first

    Story - 2014-02-04 15:07

  • WATCH: Will Russia Take Kids From Gay Parents After Olympics?

    WATCH: Will Russia Take Kids From Gay Parents After Olympics?

    A new report from CNN suggests that a bill aiming to revoke the parental rights of gay and lesbian Russians is likely to be reintroduced after the 2014

    Story - 2014-01-16 19:30

  • WATCH: YouTubers Mock Homophobia in 'Mother Russia'

    WATCH: YouTubers Mock Homophobia in 'Mother Russia'

    In a hilarious new video, a team of YouTubers don’t just tell us why Russia is one of the gayest countries on the planet, they sing it in a show tune.

    Story - 2014-01-30 14:58

  • Russia Expert to Offer Political Commentary During Olympics

    Russia Expert to Offer Political Commentary During Olympics

    In NBC's Olympics coverage, journalist and historian David Remnick will likely touch on the situation of LGBT Russians under the nation's 'gay

    Story - 2013-12-10 20:56

  • PSA Depicts LGBT Discrimination as Russia's 'Newest Olympic Sport'

    PSA Depicts LGBT Discrimination as Russia's 'Newest Olympic Sport'

    A two-minute PSA, which shows eye-opening violence against a gay couple in a sports arena, is shining a spotlight on LGBT discrimination worldwide.

    Story - 2014-02-07 20:58

  • Caitlin Cahow: Without Olympics, Would People Care About Russia's Law?

    Caitlin Cahow: Without Olympics, Would People Care About Russia's Law?

    Meet Caitlin Cahow, one of the three gay delegates who will represent the United States in Sochi, Russia. Caitlin Cahow

    Story - 2014-02-05 07:30

  • Russia's Olympics Statement Mentions 'Inclusion'; Will It Help?

    Russia's Olympics Statement Mentions 'Inclusion'; Will It Help?

    The Olympic Truce, a statement of international goodwill, says Russia 'will promote social inclusion without discrimination of any kind.'

    Story - 2013-09-15 13:25

  • Cher Turned Down Olympics Gig Because of Russia's 'Gay Hate'

    Cher Turned Down Olympics Gig Because of Russia's 'Gay Hate'

    She 'immediately said no' to a Russian official who asked to perform, she says. Not that LGBT people needed another

    Story - 2013-09-13 13:35

  • Olympic Skiier Bode Miller Slams Russia's Antigay Laws

    Olympic Skiier Bode Miller Slams Russia's Antigay Laws

    Olympian Bode Miller says Russia's antigay laws are "embarrassing" to humanity. Olympic skier Bode Miller said he thinks

    Story - 2013-10-01 17:53

  • Russia Proposes 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Olympics

    Russia Proposes 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Olympics

    The nation's deputy prime minister said LGBT athletes will be safe in Sochi as long as they don't mention being LGBT 'in the presence of children.'

    Story - 2013-08-12 18:40

  • Obama On Olympics and Russia: 'I Have No Patience' for Anti-Gay Laws

    Obama On Olympics and Russia: 'I Have No Patience' for Anti-Gay Laws

    President Obama says Russia's anti-gay laws corrupt Olympic spirit. President Obama has spoken out for the first time on the Sochi Olympics controversy , telling Tonight Show host Jay Leno today that "Russia have a big stake in making sure the Olympics work, and I think they understand that for most of the countries that participate in the Olympics, we wouldn’t tolerate gays and lesbians being treated differently." In other words, Russia needs to right its wrongs, namely its far-reaching

    Story - 2013-08-07 00:10

  • Olympic Committee Asks Russia for 'Clarification' on Anti-LGBT Laws

    Olympic Committee Asks Russia for 'Clarification' on Anti-LGBT Laws

    The International Olympic Committee asked Russian officials to provide written guarantees that LGBT Olympic athletes and spectators will be safe in

    Story - 2013-08-09 16:25

  • Olympics: Who Can Force Russia to Change Its Ways?

    Olympics: Who Can Force Russia to Change Its Ways?

    LGBT athletes will soon compete for their shot at the Olympic squad, but they still aren’t sure whether they will be safe in Sochi. Can anything be

    Story - 2013-08-13 07:00

  • NBC Says It Won't Let Russia Hide Antigay Laws During Olympics

    NBC Says It Won't Let Russia Hide Antigay Laws During Olympics

    The Human Rights Campaign had called on NBC Sports to ensure the opening ceremonies and other coverage doesn't turn into a one-sided advertisement for

    Story - 2013-07-27 17:02

  • Antigay Climate in Russia Bad for Olympics, Rights Group Says

    Antigay Climate in Russia Bad for Olympics, Rights Group Says

    Human Rights Watch is concerned about Russia hosting the games; meanwhile, an LGBT rights group is convicted and fined as a 'foreign agent.'

    Story - 2013-06-22 13:23

  • WATCH: Keith Olbermann Rant Against Sochi Olympics, Russia

    WATCH: Keith Olbermann Rant Against Sochi Olympics, Russia

    'It's terrified the money,' the TV host explains Remember when Keith Olbermann would rouse the liberal troops with his long-winded, yet highly articulate diatribes on MSNBC? Well, just because he's at ESPN now doesn't mean he hasn't found a new pulpit for his rousing rants. Last night, he took on the idea of the Sochi Winter Olympics boycott that has gathered steam in some corners (although most athletes are against such a  drastic action ) due to

    Story - 2013-09-10 09:29

  • Russia Forbids Protests, Rallies Near Olympics Site

    Russia Forbids Protests, Rallies Near Olympics Site

    The move, said to be an antiterrorism measure, has implications for those planning to protest the nation's antigay law.

    Story - 2013-08-23 13:22

  • Top French Officials Won’t Attend Sochi Olympics

    Top French Officials Won’t Attend Sochi Olympics

    The French foreign minister did not give a reason for the boycott According to The Guardian , France will not be sending any of its top officials to the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. According to France’s foreign minister, Laurent Labius, neither President François Hollande nor any of France’s top officials will attend the games.  Only a week ago, German president, Joachim Gauck, said that he was not attending the games . While both Labius and Gauck have not said outright why they’ve chosen to decline

    Story - 2013-12-16 11:00

  • IOC 'Completely Satisfied' With Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws

    IOC 'Completely Satisfied' With Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws

    The International Olympic Committee said it doesn't have the authority to interfere with the laws of the nation hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.

    Story - 2013-09-26 14:35

  • Olympic Committee Says Russia's Antigay Bill Won't Effect LGBT Olympians

    Olympic Committee Says Russia's Antigay Bill Won't Effect LGBT Olympians

    “The IOC is an open organization and athletes of all orientations will be welcome at the Games,” says a spokesman for The International Olympic

    Story - 2013-06-16 05:00

  • WATCH: Parisians Protest Sochi Olympics With Visual Demonstration

    WATCH: Parisians Protest Sochi Olympics With Visual Demonstration

    Just days before the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, activists in Paris took to the streets to highlight the Olympic host country's human rights

    Story - 2014-02-03 17:32

  • German President Boycotts Sochi Olympics

    German President Boycotts Sochi Olympics

    President Joachim Gauck is the first major political figure to boycott the games Joachim Guack, the president of Germany, told German weekly magazine Der Spiegel   that he is boycotting the 2014 Winter Olymipic games in Sochi, Russia . The president and former Luteran pastor who, according to Britain’s The Guardian, has declined any and all official visits to Russia since he came into office in March of 2012, is supposedly boycotting the games because of Russia’s human rights violations. Guack has repeatedly

    Story - 2013-12-09 14:20

  • Just the Beginning? Russia Denies Request for Olympic Pride House

    Just the Beginning? Russia Denies Request for Olympic Pride House

    The Winter Olympics are in Russia in 2014. Already, the country's antigay climate is setting up a collision with activists.

    Story - 2013-02-07 20:17

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