Only the Norwegians could turn a kinda sexist commercial into an effective statement on diversity. It’s great.
Masha Gessen: “There’s no way Russia will repeal the laws, but with pressure they might dial back the hate.”
Russia Today was irked by Jamie Kirchick’s criticism of the Putin regime and its draconian anti-gay crackdown.
Now there’s a surprise. Rather than being a hero, Russian runner Ksenia Ryzhova is just another bigot.
A look at the morning papers and ongoing coverage of Russia’s anti-gay crackdown and the Sochi Olympics.
I understand he also had a few choice words for moose and squirrel.
USOC statement directly contradicts IOC statement, and USOC’s own words from earlier this week.
TNR Russia expert warns of violent racism, skinheads, for people of color visiting Russia.
Pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva goes off on gays, in a big way. Get ready for the Gulag Olympics.
Putin has refused to do the same. Yes, even Hitler was better than Putin in his treatment of Olympic athletes.
“Russia’s decision to criminalize equality is outrageous,” Pelosi wrote.
Even Hitler didn’t threaten to throw Olympians in jail in 1936. Russia’s unprecedented threat demands action.
In a disturbing development, gay and gay-friendly Olympic athletes and visitors face real threat of arrest.