Janet Napolitano Discusses LGBT Rights on 'Meet the Press'
January 07 2014 3:54 PM ET

WATCH: Janet Napolitano 'Evolves' on Marriage Equality

Michael Regula

The former Department of Homeland Security secretary and current Olympic delegate discussed security and LGBT rights ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, next month.

WATCH: Step Inside Sochi's Gay Nightclub
December 20 2013 3:17 PM ET

WATCH: Step Inside Sochi's Gay Nightclub

Nicholas Cimarusti

A CNN news report shows that the patrons and owner of a gay-friendly bar in Sochi, Russia, and reveals that they do not support a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

WATCH: Russian Gov't Spying on LGBT Activists Meeting With HRC, All Out
November 14 2013 3:27 PM ET

Russia Is Spying on LGBT Activists Who Meet With HRC

Sunnivie Brydum

A so-called exposé that aired on Russian television this week reveals that government officials recorded private conversations between LGBT activists and international human rights organizations in October.

IOC President Won't Meet With LGBT Activists in Russia
October 30 2013 5:10 PM ET

IOC President Won't Meet With LGBT Activists in Russia

Sunnivie Brydum

But Thomas Bach did propose an alternate meeting with Russian activists at the IOC's headquarters in Switzerland.

Putin Promises Gay Olympians Will Be 'Comfortable' in Sochi
October 28 2013 5:07 PM ET

Putin Promises Gay Olympians Will Be 'Comfortable' in Sochi

Sunnivie Brydum

Russian president Vladimir Putin told national sports officials today that his administration will 'do everything' to make sure LGBT athletes and spectators are 'comfortable' at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow on Russia's American-Made Antigay Climate
October 11 2013 11:52 AM ET

WATCH: Rachel Maddow on NOM's Meddling in Russia

Sunnivie Brydum

The out MSNBC anchor contends that 'a virulently antigay Russia' was 'made in America.'

WATCH: Olympic Torch Extinguished in Moscow
October 07 2013 8:40 PM ET

WATCH: Olympic Torch Extinguished in Moscow

Sunnivie Brydum

We'll make no comment about that particularly fabulous snowsuit he's wearing.

IOC 'Completely Satisfied' With Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws
September 26 2013 2:35 PM ET

IOC 'Completely Satisfied' With Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws

Sunnivie Brydum

The International Olympic Committee said it doesn't have the authority to interfere with the laws of the nation hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Pastor Proud to Be Inspiration for Russian "Homosexual Propaganda" Ban
September 18 2013 4:56 PM ET

Pastor Proud to Be Inspiration for Russian "Homosexual Propaganda" Ban

Nicholas Cimarusti

Outspoken American pastor Scott Lively claims to have inspired Russia's recent ban on "homosexual propaganda."

Gay Russian Journo: 'Putin's Regime Is Acting Like a Cornered Animal'
September 16 2013 1:26 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Russian Journo Says Putin's Regime Is 'Cornered Animal'

Sunnivie Brydum

Masha Gesen, a gay journalist in Russia, continued to speak out about what she calls the Kremlin's 'gay hate campaign' in a CNN roundtable discussion last week.

Russia's Olympics Statement Mentions 'Inclusion'; Will It Help?
September 15 2013 1:25 PM ET

Russian 'Olympic Truce' On Inclusion; Will It Help?

Trudy Ring

The Olympic Truce, a statement of international goodwill, says Russia 'will promote social inclusion without discrimination of any kind.'

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