Maddow: Gay Athletes in Sochi Are Brave
January 24 2014 1:59 PM ET

Maddow: Gay Athletes in Sochi Are Brave

Michelle Garcia

Rachel Maddow says LGBT athletes being out at the games will be like a "one-finger salute" to Vladimir Putin."

What Is the Media's Role in Pushing for LGBT Rights in Russia?
January 23 2014 4:21 PM ET

What's the Media's Role in Pushing for Rights in Russia?

Advocate.com Editors

A panel of journalists and entertainers tackled the question Thursday, along with other issues regarding LGBT people and the media.

Vladimir Putin Has Gay Friends?
January 20 2014 1:38 PM ET

Vladimir Putin Has Gay Friends?

Sunnivie Brydum

The Russian president contends that he can't be homophobic because he has gay friends and would like to meet Elton John.

Putin's PR Contradicts Reality
January 19 2014 5:19 PM ET

Putin's PR Contradicts Reality

Lucas Grindley

Russia's president claims no one is discriminated against and no one is hurt by antigay laws — meanwhile, arrests continue.

Op-ed: Russia Last in Race for Human Rights
January 16 2014 4:37 AM ET

Op-ed: Russia Last in Race for Human Rights

Sarah Gouveia

What will provoke Russia to change its ways on LGBT rights and the freedom of expression?

Olympic Village Mayor: Propaganda Law Protects Kids From Gay Cartoons
January 15 2014 2:23 PM ET

Olympic 'Mayor:' Gay Cartoons Could Harm Kids

Michelle Garcia

The appointed mayor of Sochi's Olympic skiing village says the anti-LGBT propaganda law protects kids from seeing "a king love another king."

Costas Wants Putin to Talk About Anti-LGBT Law During NBC's Olympic Coverage
January 08 2014 2:11 PM ET

Costas Wants Putin To Talk About Anti-LGBT Law

Michelle Garcia

One way or another, NBC will not shy away from reporting on Russia's anti-LGBT laws.

Putin Slightly Eases Protest Ban During Olympics
January 04 2014 12:25 PM ET

Putin Slightly Eases Protest Ban During Olympics

Michelle Garcia

Russian officials will allow protests during the Olympics, but only sanctioned demonstrations.

What Would Brian Boitano Do in Russia?
January 03 2014 1:35 PM ET

What Would Brian Boitano Do in Russia?

Jami Smith

The Internet is missing an opportunity for a "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" sequel.

Canada Prepares for Things to Go Wrong in Sochi
December 30 2013 7:00 AM ET

Canada Prepares for Things to Go Wrong in Sochi

Lucas Grindley

Canada wants a reliable point of contact should one of its citizens be detained during the Olympics.

WATCH: Step Inside Sochi's Gay Nightclub
December 20 2013 2:17 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.

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes
December 19 2013 3:15 PM ET

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes

Sunnivie Brydum

The Russian president says his nation is most concerned with producing a smooth-running Winter Olympics where all athletes are treated equally.

Is French President Boycotting Sochi Olympics?
December 16 2013 12:10 PM ET

Is French President Boycotting Sochi Olympics?

Sunnivie Brydum

A foreign minister announced that none of France's top officials will be in attendance at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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