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gay laws 8 IOC President Bach announced that Russia's anti-gay laws would be addressed in a keynote speech to the IOC

5:17 PM — In the face of heavy criticism of Russia’s human rights history, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has announced that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will deliver a keynote speech addressing the issue of anti-gay laws before the Winter Games begin.

  • Russian human rights organisation: Anti-gay laws designed to ‘protect children’ are harming children 8

    President Vladimir Putin claims that anti-gay laws are to 'protect children'

    4:22 PM — A human rights group in Russia has released a report stating that anti-gay laws designed to "protect children" are in fact harming children.

  • Russia: Three men sentenced for stabbing and setting alight man they believed was gay 10

    The Russian court convicted the three men of murder, not hate crime.

    2:31 PM — Three men in Russia have been sentenced for the brutal murder of a man they stabbed and set on fire because they suspected he was gay.

  • Italian Prime Minister promises to raise Russia’s anti-gay laws at Olympics 6

    Enrico Letta (Photo: Wiki, Presidenza della Repubblica)

    2:22 PM — Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta says he will raise the issue of Russia’s anti-gay laws during his trip to the Winter Olympics.

  • Russian gay expat: No gay people in Sochi? ‘I laugh because I’ve been to Sochi’ 2

    Sochi mayor Anatoly Pakhomov claimed there were no gay people in his city.

    1:59 PM — A gay Russian expat who sought asylum in the US has spoken out against the Sochi mayor who claimed there are no gay people in his city, saying "I laughed out loud, because I've been to Sochi."

  • Russia: Middle school girl accused of spreading ‘gay propaganda’ placed under supervision 14

    A middle school girl 'openly declared herself to be a person of nontraditional sexual orientation'

    12:07 PM — A middle school girl in the Bryansk region of Russia has become the first ever minor to be accused of breaking the country's notorious anti-gay "propaganda" law.

  • Video: Coca-cola features ‘first gay family’ in a Super Bowl advertisement 18

    11:32 AM — On Sunday, soft drinks giant Coca-Cola became the first ever Super Bowl-sponsored company to include a gay couple as part of its advertising campaign in the US sporting event.

  • 2nd February 2014

    New Channel 4 documentary to show methods of anti-gay gang violence in Russia 35

    'Hunted' follows members of the anti-gay groups Occupy Paedophilia and Parents of Russia.

    1:04 PM — In a forthcoming Channel 4 Dispatches documentary, "shocking" footage of the methods used by anti-gay groups in Russia will be broadcast as part of the lead up to the Sochi Winter Olympics.

  • 31st January 2014

    Australian Olympics boss: ‘Athletes should keep protests off the podium in Russia’ 31

    John Coates has denied that he is 'gagging' Australian athletes

    7:12 PM — The head of the Australian Olympic committee has told the country's athletes to keep protests 'off the podium' at the Winter Olympics in Russia next week.

  • 30th January 2014

    Shadow Commons leader Angela Eagle: ‘We can’t ignore homophobic Russian laws at Sochi’ 2

    Angela Eagle asked what the government was going to do about the anti-gay law

    12:45 PM — The Shadow leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle has spoken out about the persecution of LGBT people in Russia ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics and has asked for the Government to outline what will be done to express those views.

  • 29th January 2014

    Amnesty stages ballet protest outside Russian embassy over anti-gay laws 1

    Photo: Marie Anne Ventoura, Amnesty International UK.

    7:19 PM — Amnesty International has staged a protest against Russia’s anti-gay laws by getting ballet dancers to perform outside the Russian embassy in London.

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