Sochi Olympics

Sochi Olympics

Domestic Abuse Cited in the Johnny Weir Divorce Case

Entertainment
Just before Johnny Weir left to cover the Sochi Olympics, Weir and Victor Voronov got into a physical fight. ...
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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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Rihanna Wears Principle 6 Beanie, Supports Gay Rights in Russia

Entertainment
Rihanna tweeted a picture of herself wearing a hat that read "P-6," short for ‘Principle 6,” which is the campaign that speaks out against anti-discrimination laws in Russia. ...
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Olympics: Where to Find Your Gay Athletes in Sochi

Top News Sports
Of the 2,500 athletes competing at the Olympics this winter, only seven are openly gay, all of them are women, and none of them are American. ...
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Murray, Cantwell Applaud WA State Olympic Athletes

Top News Local Sports
U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced a Senate Resolution to congratulate athletes who will be competing with Team USA. ...
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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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Lush Cosmetics Soaks Sochi in Love with New Campaign

Top News National
Activist Peter Tatchell thinks Lush contrasts with the corporate sponsors of the 2014 Olympics like Coca Cola, McDonalds and Visa because Lush isn’t afraid to speak out. ...
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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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