As the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics get underway with the Opening ceremony on Friday, the Human Rights Campaign has unveiled a new banner on its national headquarters in Washington, D.C., highlighting Russia’s anti-LGBT law. The banner reads: “In Russia if you support LGBT equality, President Putin says you can be fined, you can be arrested, you can be deported. During the OLYMPICS, join the Human Rights Campaign and take a stand against hate.”
More countries continue to express a firm stance against the treatment of homosexuals in Russia, be it directly to the point or through the power of humour. Canada has voiced their position on the matter with a video by The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion (CIDI). The 30-second advertisement shows two male athletes luge-training, and ends with the slogan “The games have always been a little gay. Let’s fight to keep them that way".
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