US Congress concerned over Russia’s anti-LGBT laws
olympics / russia / USA

US Congress concerned over Russia’s anti-LGBT laws

A group of 40 US Congressional representatives has sent a letter to the US Olympic Committee inquiring about the safety of American athletes competing in the Sochi Winter Games. Initiated by openly gay California Congressman Mark Takano and U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen  (Republican, Florida), the letter draws attention to Russia’s LGBT rights record that includes … Continue reading

Bratislava hosts fourth annual Rainbow Pride
central europe / pride / slovakia / USA

Bratislava hosts fourth annual Rainbow Pride

Slovakia’s LGBT community staged its fourth Pride Rainbow event yesterday, which organizers called the most successful thus far. The September 21st march ended a week of Pride events. No serious incidents were reported during the march, which was protected by Bratislava police. In keeping with tradition, the event was supported by foreign embassies in the … Continue reading

Missionary of hate: “The rainbow belongs to God”
africa / anti-LGBT violence / international / russia / USA

Missionary of hate: “The rainbow belongs to God”

(NBC News, 18 Sep 2013) When President Vladimir Putin recently banned “homosexual propaganda” in Russia, he joined sides in a new global culture war: a struggle to stop the march of gay rights abroad even as advocates wave rainbow flags in America. Now, as the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics approach, both sides are bracing for … Continue reading