“That” Norwegian Olympics ad

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Only the Norwegians could turn a kinda sexist commercial into an effective statement on diversity. It’s great.

Russia updates: Tourism in trouble, Moscow boycotted, more actors and athletes come out

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Masha Gessen: “There’s no way Russia will repeal the laws, but with pressure they might dial back the hate.”

Irked “Russia Today” TV network has cab drop gay reporter on highway in middle of nowhere

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Russia Today was irked by Jamie Kirchick’s criticism of the Putin regime and its draconian anti-gay crackdown.
France's first married gay couple.

Russian gold medalist “insulted” by suggestion of same-sex protest kiss

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Now there’s a surprise. Rather than being a hero, Russian runner Ksenia Ryzhova is just another bigot.
Queer Nation/RUSA LGBT Russian vodka dump at Russian consulate in NYC by ©Scott Wooledge

Russian kissing-athletes hold presser to claim weren’t protesting gay law

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A look at the morning papers and ongoing coverage of Russia’s anti-gay crackdown and the Sochi Olympics.
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, photo by Елена Рыбакова.

Russian Sports Minister compares gays to drunks, drug users

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I understand he also had a few choice words for moose and squirrel.
putin a rainbow

BREAKING: US Olympic Committee says Russia anti-gay law “inconsistent with fundamental Olympic principles”

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USOC statement directly contradicts IOC statement, and USOC’s own words from earlier this week.
From Reporters with Borders

TNR Russia expert: “Quite a bit of violence against people considered to be black” in Russia

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TNR Russia expert warns of violent racism, skinheads, for people of color visiting Russia.
Yelena Isinbayeva, the "fair-skinned girl" who "beat the black-skinned ones."

Russian Olympic Village “mayor”: Gay Olympians not “normal” (video)

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Pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva goes off on gays, in a big way. Get ready for the Gulag Olympics.
Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring watching events in the Berlin Olympic Stadium, via Wikipedia.

Hitler 1936: Foreign athletes at Berlin Olympics exempt from Nazi anti-gay law

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Putin has refused to do the same. Yes, even Hitler was better than Putin in his treatment of Olympic athletes.

Pelosi blasts “outrageous” Russian “prejudice,” and “threat” to jail Olympians

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“Russia’s decision to criminalize equality is outrageous,” Pelosi wrote.

Russia may be 1st Olympic host to ever threaten to jail Olympians

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Even Hitler didn’t threaten to throw Olympians in jail in 1936. Russia’s unprecedented threat demands action.
Russian vigilantes kidnap and attack a young gay Russian they first stalked on a local social media site.

Russian official: Pro-gay Sochi Olympics athletes, guests, face arrest

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In a disturbing development, gay and gay-friendly Olympic athletes and visitors face real threat of arrest.
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