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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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Why do activists reject Russian LGBT strategy for Olympics?

WHOSE STRATEGY WILL PREVAIL: LOCALS’ OR FOREIGNERS’ Six months before the scheduled start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, opponents of Russia’s crackdown on LGBT people find themselves sharply divided over how to proceed. Boycott the Sochi games?  Move … 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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