Tag Archives: Russia

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Venezuela Wins Miss Universe

The Washington Blade reports: Participants in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant that took place in Moscow on Saturday did not discuss Russia’s LGBT rights record during the broadcast of the event. Gay MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, who co-hosted the pageant with singer Mel B, earlier on Saturday described Russia’s law banning gay propaganda to minors as a “discriminatory” statute that ...

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HomoQuotable – Thomas Roberts

“It’s been an incredible experience so far. I certainly don’t want to be a commercial for Russia… [but] I haven’t run into any discrimination so far since I’ve been here. Just by showing up, just by being visible, just by the sheer presence of my husband being there with me, and just the interest that this might generate in what ...

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MASSACHUSETTS: Protesters Gather Outside Hearing For Scott Lively

Scott Lively’s crimes against humanity case begins today in Massachusetts and protesters this morning staged a rally outside the courthouse. Reporting from inside is not being allowed, so I’ll have further details later this afternoon. Photo source.

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Russia: #LoveAlwaysWins

Via press release: Today All Out, an organization mobilizing millions of people and their social networks to build a powerful global movement for love and equality, released a new short video as part of its campaign urging Russia to repeal its anti-gay propaganda ahead of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The video imagines what it could be like for ...

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RUSSIA: Thugs Attack HIV Support Group Meeting, One Man Shot

The Advocate has details about yesterday’s attack. Anastasia Smirnova, the general project manager of the Interregional Social Movement Russian LGBT Network, reported on Russian queer newsgroups that two masked men with guns and baseball bats attacked a “rainbow social” at the offices of LaSky, an HIV organization for gay men, just over an hour ago. The police reportedly arrived at ...

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RUSSIA: Anti-Gay MP Vitaly Milonov Crashes & Halts Halloween Party

He doesn’t hate gay people, he hates everything. Lawmaker Vitaly Milonov, known as the co-author of the St. Petersburg’s anti-gay legislation, has disrupted a Halloween party in one of the city’s parks. United Russia deputy Milonov arrived at Internationalists Park on Thursday in the Kupchino district where about 1,000 people were celebrating Halloween with pumpkin carving contest and a fireworks ...

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Moscow Bans Tribute To Gay Holocaust Victims: It Would Promote Homosexuality

The Moscow government has banned a tribute to the gay victims of the Holocaust became it would give children the wrong idea about homosexuality. Via Gay Star News: Around 20 participants applied to hold a peaceful event in Kudrinskaya Square in Moscow on 5 November. The intention of the tribute was to also spread the message about not repeating past ...

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Forbes Names Vladimir Putin The Most Powerful Person In The World

The Daily News reports: The leader of the free world is playing second fiddle to Vladimir Putin. The Russian autocrat knocked President Obama off the top spot in Forbes’ fifth annual ranking of “The World’s Most Powerful People.” Putin got the honor by outfoxing Obama by granting asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has been spilling U.S. ...

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TIMES SQUARE: Queer Nation Crashes USOC Press Event For Sochi Olympics

The protesters were interviewed by some of the media in attendance, so mission accomplished. More photos.  USA Today reports on the protest. About two dozen protesters tried to disrupt the U.S. Olympic committee’s 100-day countdown event Tuesday in Times Square. Yelling “Homophobia’s gotta go” the protesters unfurled banners that said “don’t buy Putin’s lies ” and “boycott homophobia” while Olympic ...

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RUSSIA: Anti-Gay Crackpot Paul Cameron Speaks To National Parliament

Paul Cameron, the only American anti-gay activist who rivals Scott Lively for his litany of repulsive lies about LGBT people, has testified before Russia’s Duma. Via Buzzfeed: Russia’s parliament invited an American anti-gay psychologist whose work has been widely discredited to give expert testimony where he suggested that a third of LGBTs support pedophilia, according to a participant in the ...

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ATLANTA: All Out Activists Drive Billboard Trucks Past Coca-Cola Headquarters

Via press release: Today, All Out demonstrated outside Coca-Cola headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Coca-Cola is one of the largest Olympic sponsors and has the longest continuous Olympic sponsorship history of any of the sponsors. All Out called upon Coca-Cola to continue their strong tradition of support for the lesbian, gay, bi and trans communities by calling for an end of ...

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Putin: Gays Are Welcome At Sochi

“We are doing everything, both the organizers and our athletes and fans, so that participants and guests feel comfortable in Sochi, regardless of nationality, race or sexual orientation.” – Russian president Vladimir Putin, speaking today to Thomas Bach, the chairman of the International Olympic Committee. Gays are welcome to attend, just don’t do anything that might let somebody know that ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Queer Nation Disrupts Meeting Of Moscow City Leaders

Via press release: Gay activists directly confronted Russian government officials over that country’s anti-LGBT laws during a forum to promote US investment in Russia, disrupting a panel promoting investment in Moscow. One after another, three members of Queer Nation rose to question the panelists. “In my experience, anti-gay bigots are dishonest and corrupt as well,” said Queer Nation member Duncan ...

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TOMORROW: Queer Nation Vs USOC

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HAWAII: NOM Launches Anti-Gay Marriage Campaign, Pretends To Be Hawaiian

Oh brother. Watch this and be amazed as the entirely Catholic NOM plays Hawaiian music, talks about “our people,” and uses the Hawaiian word for children, “keiki.”

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HomoQuotable – Thomas Roberts

“I consulted with the [Human Rights Campaign] and with GLAAD. I wanted to find out their take on what they thought about this decision by me. They are two organizations that I have done a great deal of work with and that have not only had my personal support but professional support. So a lot of counsel, a lot of ...

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Olympian Johnny Weir Retires, Hired To Be Figure Skating Commentator At Sochi

NBC reports: Two-time Olympic figure skater and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir is hanging up the skates and picking up the mic. Weir is retiring from competition and joining NBC Olympics as a figure skating analyst for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, he announced on TODAY Wednesday. The skating star, who is openly gay and married to a Russian ...

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Linda Harvey & Brian Camenker: Russia’s Gay-Bashing Victims Had It Coming

NOTE: Camenker is the head of MassResistance, one of the most foul hate groups around. And that’s saying something.

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