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Major Olympic Sponsor AT&T Condemns Russia's Laws
February 04 2014 2:07 PM ET

Olympic Sponsor AT&T Condemns Russia's Laws

Michelle Garcia

The telecommunications company condemned Russia's antigay law and the violence it has spurred.

Who Has Given Russia The Coldest Shoulder, So Far?
February 03 2014 1:00 PM ET

Who Has Given Russia The Coldest Shoulder, So Far?

Michelle Garcia

While there is no one way to register unhappiness with Russia's laws and antigay violence, some are much colder than others.

WATCH: Dan Savage Praises Butterfinger for 'Monogamish' Super Bowl Ad
February 02 2014 11:49 PM ET

WATCH: Dan Savage Loved 'Monogamish' Super Bowl Ad

Lucas Grindley

Super Bowl viewers were asked to consider adding a third to their relationships.

WATCH: Coca-Cola Includes Gay Dads in Super Bowl Ad
February 02 2014 10:47 PM ET

WATCH: Coca-Cola Includes Gay Dads in Super Bowl Ad

Advocate.com Editors

Coke has been criticized for continuing to sponsor the Olympics in Russia despite that country's antigay laws.

Finnish Olympic Swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen Comes Out as Gay
February 02 2014 2:09 PM ET

Finnish Olympic Swimmer Comes Out to Protest Russia

Jase Peeples

In an effort to raise awareness of Russia's antigay legislation ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, Finnish Olympic Swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen has come out of as gay.

WATCH: To State Department, 'We Are All Athletes'
January 31 2014 3:08 PM ET January 31 2014 7:34 PM ET

WATCH: To State Department, 'We Are All Athletes'

Kevin OKeeffe

A new video from the U.S. State Department paints a picture of Olympians and Paralympians as different, but equal — and includes a possible allusion to gay athletes.

9 NFL Players Who Make Being an Ally Look Very Good
January 31 2014 7:00 AM ET

9 NFL Players Who Make Being an Ally Look Very Good

Michelle Garcia

The Super Bowl is about to cap yet another season without an openly gay player. But a ton of rookies and young players are welcoming of gay teammates and fans. Here are a few friendly faces.

IOC Member Says Russia's 'Antigay Stuff' Is Overblown
January 30 2014 2:53 PM ET

IOC Member Says Russia's 'Antigay Stuff' Is Overblown

Sunnivie Brydum

Canadian International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound says he doesn't agree with Russia's 'gay propaganda' ban, but other countries have much worse laws penalizing LGBT people.

Top Russian Official Says Olympic Athletes Cannot Protest
January 30 2014 1:52 PM ET

Top Russian Official Says Olympic Athletes Cannot Protest

Sunnivie Brydum

The statement appears to contradict assurances made Monday by the president of the International Olympic Committee that athletes could make political statements at press conferences in Sochi.

The Very Short List: Who Is Gay In The Olympics?
January 30 2014 8:00 AM ET February 08 2014 12:51 PM ET

The Very Short List: Who Is Gay in the Olympics?

Michelle Garcia

Who will represent Team LGBT in Sochi? Barely a handful of athletes worldwide have come out.

Super Bowl Ads: Best and Worst Ever for LGBT Viewers
January 30 2014 12:00 AM ET

Super Bowl Ads: Best and Worst Ever If You're LGBT

Advocate Contributors

Everyone knows Super Bowl ads appeal to the best and worst of American humor, so will this year be a winner for LGBT viewers? Here we look back at the TV moments we loved — or that made us cringe.

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