Coke, Visa, McDonald’s blasted for sponsoring “officially anti-gay Olympics”

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Coke, Visa and McDonald’s are complicit in Russia’s de facto declaration that gay Olympians are terrorists.

Three big Parisian gay bars ban Russian vodka

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Three of the most popular gay bars in Paris – Cox, freedj, and Who’s – no longer serve Russian vodka.

Hot models and smart lesbians, a very Russian open thread (video)

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Russian Masha Gessen talks about taking on Russia’s homophobia, and a Belgium designer makes protest underwear.

An update on that Russian vodka boycott “that isn’t working”

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The gays just put a big pink thumb on the scale, changing the calculus of bigots everywhere, and forever.

Russia isn’t the Holocaust, but it might be Germany circa 1933

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BeccaM: “What’s happening to LGBTs in Russia now is very similar to what began happening to Jews in Germany.”

Russia update: Savage & Fierstein on MSNBC, Brits & Swedes weigh in, Miss Universe pageant snafu

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Today’s ├╝ber (alles) Russia update includes videos of Fierstein and Savage on MSNBC, and Socarides on CNN.

Your AM Russian gay Olympic implosion update

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Bad Russians, good Canadians, tepid Americans and more news from the morning papers about Russia and the gays.

Senior Russian sports official: No one wants gay naked Nazis at the Olympics

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It’s like shooting fish in a barrel, with these Russians and their increasingly idiotic statements.

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.

Oodles of Russian Olympic news today – it’s out of control, here’s a summary

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I’ve filtered out some of the best stories worth reading.

NYT Nov. 6, 1935: Hitler to take down anti-semitic signs during Olympics, IOC blasts boycott movement as “lies”

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Because, after all, the biggest concern about Hitler was his “signs.”

BREAKING: Russia Interior Minister confirms Olympic athletes will be arrested at Sochi under anti-gay law

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For 3 weeks the Olympics has been trying to get Russia to guarantee it won’t harm our athletes. Now this.

Russian embassy sidewalk in Stockholm painted rainbow by activists

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Protests build as the world responds to Russia’s violent crackdown on its gay and trans citizens.
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