Croatia part of UN meeting on LGBT rights
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Croatia part of UN meeting on LGBT rights

The United States, along with a diverse group of nations, reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating violence and discrimination against LGBT people abroad with a declaration issued Thursday during the United Nations General Assembly. Issued by the countries that form the LGBT Core Group at the U.N. — the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, El Salvador, France, Israel, Japan, … Continue reading

Lithuanian basketball federation “will react” to intolerance
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Lithuanian basketball federation “will react” to intolerance

The Lithuanian news portal 15min.lt reports that the Lithuanian Basketball Federation (LKF) will likely condemn recent racial slurs and “other types of behavior” by fans and supporters. Since 2012,  fans and Lithuanian basketball team members and officials have repeatedly been caught on film participating in questionable expressions of “harmless joking” at the expense of minority … Continue reading

IOC rep: everything “really magnificent” in Sochi
legislation / olympics / russia / sports

IOC rep: everything “really magnificent” in Sochi

Agence France Press is reporting that Jean-Claude Killy, International Olympic Committee coordination committee chairman, is enthusiastic about Russia’s preparations for the Winter games. “Everything is really magnificent,” said Killy at the committee’s final conference before the Games commence on February 7, 2014. The IOC added that it was satisfied that a Russian law banning “gay … Continue reading

Lithuanian parliamentarian leads chant against “faggots”
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Lithuanian parliamentarian leads chant against “faggots”

As Slovenia was hosting the final game in this year’s Eurobasket championship, pitting Lithuania against France, Lithuanian parliamentarian (and future Lithuanian delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe) was seen leading fans in an anti-gay chant that was rebroadcast by the one of the top Lithuanian basketball internet portals, Basketnews.lt. In the … Continue reading