German President Will Boycott Sochi Olympics
December 08 2013 3:16 PM ET

German President Will Boycott Sochi Olympics

Sunnivie Brydum

Joachim Gauck, who holds the mostly ceremonial title of President, is among the first major politicians to boycott the 2014 Olympics over host country Russia's human rights violations.

Lady Gaga Congratulates Tom Daley, Urges Boycott of Sochi Olympics
December 06 2013 12:59 PM ET

Lady Gaga Urges Boycott of Sochi Olympics

Jase Peeples

The bisexual singer had nothing but applause for the British Olympic diver’s decision to come out this week and made it clear she believes a boycott of the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi is necessary.

Stephen Colbert: Gays Are Endangering Russia's Olympics by Existing
November 21 2013 12:46 PM ET

WATCH: Colbert on Russia's Rainbow Olympic Uniforms

Jase Peeples

The Colbert Report host lampooned Russian organizers for the Sochi Winter Olympics for banning displays of the LGBT rainbow flag and then choosing rainbow-colored uniforms.

Activists Using Coloring Book to Take Aim at Russia
November 01 2013 3:00 AM ET

Activists Hope Coloring Books Highlight Russia's War on LGBT Citizens

Alex J Davidson

Activists both in the United States and abroad are hoping a new coloring book will raise awareness of anti-LGBT wave sweeping across Russia.

U.S. Olympic Committee Adds Sexual Orientation to Nondiscrimination Code
October 11 2013 3:03 PM ET

U.S. Olympic Committee Says No to Discrimination

Sunnivie Brydum

The United States Olympic Committee announced that it has expanded its existing nondiscrimination policy to include protections for sexual orientation.

October 02 2013 12:36 PM ET

Are German Winter Olympics 'Rainbow' Uniforms Political or Plain Ugly?

A 'rainbow' design is being called out as a silent protest against Russia's anti-gay laws

IOC 'Completely Satisfied' With Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws
September 26 2013 1:35 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.

Johnny Weir Drops Olympic Bid
September 18 2013 11:03 AM ET

Johnny Weir Drops Olympic Bid

Michelle Garcia

Figure skater Johnny Weir will not be competing in the national championships, which would qualify him for the U.S. Olympic team.