The Olympics sponsor contends programming was to blame for responses that many considered antigay when pro-LGBT words were entered into various interactive portions of the brand's site.
Gay New Zealand Olympic hopeful Blake Skjellerup announces that he will not be heading to Sochi next week.
The beverage manufacturer and Sochi Olympics sponsor is in hot water for a social media tool that appears to deny the existence of several pro-gay words.
Geopolitics have always been associated with the Olympics, and this year will be no exception.
Queer Nation has released a video putting a new spin on a classic Coke ad, while some LGBT advocates are using a McDonald's Twitter hashtag to protest Russia's antigay laws.
Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that he has no knowledge of the 'gay propaganda' ban being enforced and that he hasn't heard any complaints from LGBT Russians.
Rachel Maddow says LGBT athletes being out at the games will be like a "one-finger salute" to Vladimir Putin."
A panel of journalists and entertainers tackled the question Thursday, along with other issues regarding LGBT people and the media.
The Russian president contends that he can't be homophobic because he has gay friends and would like to meet Elton John.
Russia's president claims no one is discriminated against and no one is hurt by antigay laws — meanwhile, arrests continue.