Tag Archives: International Olympic Committee

Olympic Committee won’t object to Russian LGBT arrests

BuzzFeed reports: “The International Olympic Committee has said Russia was acting in accordance with its laws when police detained 14 protesters in Moscow and St Petersburg on the day of the Olympic opening ceremonies. Some of those held in Moscow … Continue reading

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Russian police spy on LGBT activists, arrest 14

Russian police, who seemingly have a bug or an informant reporting on LGBT activists’ plans, arrested a total of 14 activists in St. Petersburg and Moscow during today’s opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics. AP reported from St. Petersburg: Russian … Continue reading

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St. Petersburg joins world protests for LGBT rights

As international protests continue against Russia’s anti-gay crackdown, Russia’s Straight Alliance for LGBT Equality gathered in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Feb. 5 to to seek repeal of the country’s national and regional laws against “gay propaganda.” Protests, many of them … Continue reading

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Russia budges in response to Olympic protests

Russia is nowhere near to repealing its new ban on “gay propaganda,” but the government has softened its stance in response to Western opposition to that law and the prospect of a boycott of or protests at the 2014 Olympics … Continue reading

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Next Olympics boss might be from nation with anti-gay law

Two of the six candidates vying to lead the International Olympic Committee are from  countries with either an anti-gay law on the books or an anti-gay bill that’s close to passage in the legislature. Ser Miang Ng  is from Singapore, … Continue reading

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Russian lawmaker threatens arrests of gay Olympians, tourists

Russia isn’t making it easy for LGBT-rights advocates to stomach the idea of participating in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Iin an article entitled “Russian lawmaker : We will arrest gay athletes, tourists at Olympic Games,” Gay Star News … Continue reading

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Russia’s anti-gay laws will trouble the Olympics in Sochi

2014 WINTER OLYMPICS: CONFLICTS AHEAD Gay athlete to risk arrest, deportation at Russia Olympics. Blake Skjellerup, a New Zealand speed skater who came out in 2010, will be wearing a rainbow pin at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. It follows … Continue reading

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