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All Out has released a beautiful short film exploring what the experience would be for an LGBT Olympic winner in Russia and the internet is falling in love with it.
LGBT advocacy and service organizations joined millions of people going purple for Spirit Day. While prominent figures like Laverne Cox, Jenny "JWOWW" Farley, and Jason Collins served as Spirit Day Ambassadors, national LGBT organizations shared an anti-bullying message with their own communities.
Things are getting more and more complicated for anti-LGBT Russian leaders and the International Olympic Committee ahead of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
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Next Tuesday, September 10, Logo TV will launch its live-streamed "Logo Town Hall" series with a round-table discussion on LGBT discrimination in Russia. The discussion is scheduled for 4pm EST, and will revolve around recent violence against the LGBT community in Russia, particularly the nation's passage of a law prohibiting "gay propaganda."
People around the world are gathering together to speak out for love and hope for LGBT people in Russia, and push our world leaders to call on President Putin to repeal the anti-gay law. Join GLAAD and All Out for the Global Speak Out for Russia action is underway across the globe.
All Out, an organization focused on tackling global LGBT issues, is calling for a global response on September 3rd to Russia’s anti-gay laws ahead of the G20 summit.
Staff and members of All Out will deliver a petition with more than 300,000 signatures to the International Olympic Committee. All Out will also provide a letter from British actor Stephen Fry and thousands of signatures from Athlete Ally supporters, including Four Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Athlete Ally Ambassador Greg Louganis and other former Olympians to the International Olympic Committee headquarters.
Sweden has moved closer to the full repeal of a law that forced transgender citizens to undergo sterilization through surgery to change legal identification.
Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill is still in play, and its connection to American Evangelical leaders has become clearer. Scott Lively, who is profiled on GLAAD’s CAP page, led an “anti-homosexuality” conference in Kampala, Uganda in 2009. He is now taking credit for much of the bill in an article published on World Net Daily. At the time of the conference, Lively was heavily criticized by the international community for meeting directly with Ugandan government officials and pushing for what has become known as the “Kill the Gays” bill.