Op-ed: How Gay Can I Be In Sochi?
February 07 2014 8:30 AM ET

Op-ed: How Gay Can I Be In Sochi?

Ryan Howe

A student journalist heads to Sochi to cover the Winter Games, but he was a little worried about how he might be perceived.

Why The End of Communism Didn't End Antigay Hate in Russia
February 07 2014 6:00 AM ET February 11 2014 2:35 PM ET

Why Russia's Antigay Ways Didn't End With Communism

Michael Regula

Russia may have adopted a few modern trappings, but this in-depth look examines how LGBT lives there have only gotten worse in the last several decades.

Google Doodle Goes Rainbow to Support LGBT Olympians, Russians
February 06 2014 9:19 PM ET

Google Doodle Goes Rainbow to Support LGBT Olympians

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Hours before the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi, Google updates its homepage to show solidarity with LGBT Russians and Olympic athletes and spectators.

'Arrow' Star Stephen Amell Says 2014 Olympics 'Marred by Homophobia'
February 06 2014 6:13 PM ET

Arrow Star Stephen Amell Says 2014 Olympics 'Marred by Homophobia'

Patrick Yacco

The hunky star of the CW's Arrow took to Facebook to air his feelings about Russia's antigay attitudes and the negative impact holding the Games in a homophobic country is having on the Olympic spirit.

Russian Activists Cited for Protest Linking Sochi Olympics to 1936 Berlin Games
February 06 2014 5:51 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Activists Compare Sochi to 1936 Berlin Olympics

Sunnivie Brydum

The activists, demonstrating at the Olympic countdown clock in St. Petersburg, were quickly cited by police officers.

Russian Deputy PM's Message to Gay Olympians: 'Please Do Not Touch Kids'
February 06 2014 3:46 PM ET

Russian Deputy PM to Gays: 'Please Do Not Touch Kids'

Sunnivie Brydum

Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak echoed President Putin's remarks, saying adults have a right to 'understand their sexual activity,' but adding, 'Please do not touch kids. That’s the only thing.'

Two More Olympic Sponsors Condemn Russian Law
February 06 2014 2:08 PM ET

Two More Olympic Sponsors Condemn Russian Law

Michelle Garcia

Chobani and DeVry University are the two newest sponsors of the U.S. Olympic Committee sponsors to condemn Russia's antigay law.

Meet The LGBT Allies Headed to Sochi
February 06 2014 9:00 AM ET

Meet The LGBT Allies Headed to Sochi

Michelle Garcia

There aren't a ton of out LGBT athletes heading to Sochi (far from it), but many allies have made their displeasure with Russia's antigay laws heard.

5 Things To Know About Brian Boitano
February 06 2014 8:00 AM ET

5 Things To Know About Brian Boitano

Michelle Garcia

Brian Boitano was named to the official delegation representing the U.S. at the Sochi games. Here are five things you should know about the out Olympian.

WATCH: Underwear Models Invite You to the Sochi Olympic Pride House
February 05 2014 4:56 PM ET

WATCH: Underwear Models Invite You to Sochi's Pride House

Jase Peeples

Underwear models Brandon Robert Brown and Colby Melvin help spread the word about the Uprising of Love organization’s effort to provide Pride Houses around the country during the Sochi Winter Games.

WATCH: Two Man Luge Proves Olympics Have Always Been a Little Gay
February 05 2014 2:26 PM ET

WATCH: Two-Man Luge Proves Olympics Were Always a Little Gay

Jase Peeples

If Russian legislators hope to keep a lid on all LGBT representations during the Winter Games in Sochi, they may want to consider removing a few Olympic events.

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