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Melissa Etheridge Releases ‘Uprising of Love’ Video for Russia

Entertainment
Melissa Etheridge has released a music video asking LGBT activists to participate in an “Uprising of Love” in response to Russian anti-gay violence. ...
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Russian Filmmakers Plan LGBT Themed Movie

International
“The government is trying to erase us,” said Zbanke, from Russia in an interview via Skype. ...
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Russia: Drinking, Gambling More Accepted Than Homosexuality

Top News International
In Russia, homosexuality tops the list of unacceptable behaviors even in comparison to other controversial issues, such as abortion and alcohol consumption. In fact, extramarital affairs (69 percent unacceptable) and gambling (62 percent) are the only other issues tested that are frowned upon by a majority of the Russian people. ...
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AT&T on Olympics: ‘This was a Pretty Easy Call’

Top News International
AT&T said it was responding to a request from the Human Rights Campaign, which urged International Olympic Committee sponsors to stand up for LGBT equality. ...
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Mayor Pakhomov: There Are No Gay People in Sochi

Top News International
“It’s not accepted here in the Caucasus where we live,” he said. “We do not have them in our city.” ...
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IKEA: ‘We Support the Human Rights of All People’

Top News
IKEA U.S. Corporate Headquarters were bombarded with members of the LGBT community and 45,000 signatures in protest of taking the article about a lesbian family out of the Russian version of IKEA Family Live Magazine. ...
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Melbourne Dad Gets Shared Custody of Biological Kid

Top News International
The biological father of a lesbian couple’s daughter in Melbourne, Australia is seeking custody of his two-year old daughter, requesting she stay overnight with him. ...
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Australia’s Olympic Bobsled Teams Sponsored by LGBT Group

Sports
The Principle 6 logo will not only be on the male and female Australian bobsleds, but over 40 other athletes as well. ...
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UN Human Rights Office Urges Uganda for Civility

Top News International
OHCHR noted that the law would have a detrimental effect not only on the fundamental rights of LGBT members of Ugandan society but also on the work of human rights defenders and efforts to address HIV/AIDS in the country. ...
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Openly Gay Brian Boitano and the American Olympic Delegation

Entertainment
Botiano, tennis legend Billie Jean King, and women’s ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow will be part of the 10-person team that will represent the LGBT community in America during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. ...
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