Uganda passes law mandating life imprisonment for gays

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The Ugandan legislature has passed legislation making “aggravated homosexuality” a crime punishable by life in prison.  The new law will also require straight Ugandans ...

Asthmatic Canadian teen dies after school policy won’t let him carry inhaler

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Schools in Canada are permitted to ban kids from carrying inhalers – in the US, laws require otherwise, but…

Ikea had a choice, and it chose (Russian) bigotry

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Ikea chose to ethnically-cleanse its monthly magazine, wiping it clean of gays, to appease Russian bigots.

Russian govt invokes anti-gay law against TV channel for airing French film with 3-some

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So much for Vladimir Putin’s post-Syria embrace of freedom in today’s NYT.

Russia advances bill to take kids away from gay parents

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Russian lawmakers using debunked American study to justify removing children from up to 3 million gay parents.

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.”

US Olympic Committee wants gay athletes to comply with Russian anti-gay law, go back in closet

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U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun wants gay Olympians to essentially go back into the closet.

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.

Russia’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Olympics

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Russia is now saying that you can “be” gay at the 2014 Sochi Olympics so long as you don’t “act” gay.
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