"Just 17 days left until the start of the Olympics at Sochi, and Russia's anti-gay crackdown is more controversial than ever..."
MOSCOW -- A gay Russian protester was detained on Saturday for unfurling a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch relay as it passed through his hometown of Voronezh, 560 miles north of Sochi, where the Games will begin Feb. 7.
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The eyes of the world will be on Russia during the Olympics, providing our best opportunity yet to pressure the Russian government to get rid of their anti-LGBT laws. Stand up in solidarity with LGBT Russians.
On June 11th, Russia's parliament passed a bill that bans "gay propaganda" nationwide. The new law establishes steep fines for anyone daring to equate the value of same-sex relationships between consenting adults with relationships between individuals of the opposite sex. A week later, they passed a bill that outlaws the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples. The 2014…
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