I wish I had lived a life with this much courage.
After yesterday’s post asking fans of “Days of Our Lives” to demand NBC speak out against the atrocities the Russian government is levying against their LGBTQ citizens, I realized that it certainly doesn’t stop with NBC soaps.ABC’s General Hospital has a frontburner story with the evolving love triangle of Brad Cooper torn between Felix DuBois […]
Via Buzzfeed Sochi is almost here. It has a very immediate impact on LGBTQ Pittsburgh – our beloved Evgeni Malkin is Russian and will play for Team Russia. His teammates, some of whom have spoken openly as allies, will play for Team USA. That’s nothing new. But they all have LGBTQ fans here in the US (and elsewhere.) […]
Pittsburgh has a historical and modern Russian population. During the end of the 19th century and into the early 20th century, many Russians – especially those who were Jewish – escaped the pogroms and ended up in Pittsburgh. Then again in the latter half of the 20th century, it is estimated that 4,000 Russians resettled […]
Under the actual category of “You Go Girl” comes this great photo from Russian of two Russian women runners, Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova, kissing as they were awarded their gold medals at the Track and Field World Championships on Saturday at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. According to The New Civil Rights Movement, a same-sex kiss is […]
This caught my eye via Maybe Its Just Me. Takei is calling for the Olympics to be moved to another nation. What are your thoughts? August 6, 2013by George Takei It’s been bubbling for some time, but the controversy over Russia’s draconian “gay propaganda” law has now boiled over. Last week, Russia’s Sports Minister confirmed […]
As you may know, there is a huge controversy brewing over the February 2014 Winter Olympics which are scheduled to be held in the Sochi region in Russia. Like Beijing and other host cities, Russia’s human rights violations are under intense scrutiny – most notably their brutal crackdown on ‘homosexual propaganda.’ First, the law itself […]