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LGBT activists protest Russia’s anti-gay laws at final USOC Olympic event

| Sunday, February 23, 2014
Queer Nation NYQueer Nation activist protest outside Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on February 23.
NEW YORK — Nearly three dozen members of the gay rights activist group Queer Nation held a raucous protest on Sunday at the United States Olympic Committee's final "Road to Sochi Tour" event at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.

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Protesters rally at Ariz. state capitol to demand governor veto anti-gay bill

| Friday, February 21, 2014
Protestors rally at the Arizona state capitol complex demanding that Gov. Jan Brewer veto SB 1062.
PHOENIX — Hundreds of people have gathered at the Arizona Capitol to demand that Gov. Jan Brewer veto legislation that would allow business owners to refuse to serve gays by citing their religious beliefs.

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Students form human wall to block Westboro Baptist protest at Mizzou

| Saturday, February 15, 2014
Colin Murphy for LGBTQ NationA Westboro Baptist Church member protests Michael Sam's coming out.
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Members of the Westboro Baptist Church, home of the anti-gay extremists behind the “Gods Hate Fags” and “God hates the World” fundamentalist movement, on Saturday protested the coming out of Missouri football player Michael Sam outside Mizzou Arena on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia.

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More than one thousand rally in Tel Aviv to protest recent anti-LGBT violence

| Friday, January 17, 2014
Yair Meyuhas, via Facebook
TEL AVIV -- More than a thousand people marched in the streets of Tel Aviv on Thursday to protest against transphobia and anti-LGBT violence in Israel.

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Indian gay activists protest top court’s ruling that criminalizes gay sex

| Sunday, December 15, 2013
India
NEW DELHI — Hundreds of gay rights activists gathered in India's capital and other cities across the country on Sunday to protest a decision by India's top court to uphold a law that criminalizes gay sex.

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Olympic Committee President: Russia to set up protest zones in Sochi

| Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Christophe Bott, Keystone/APInternational Olympic Committee, IOC, President German Thomas Bach, attends the opening of the executive board's meeting, at the IOC headquarters, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- IOC President Thomas Bach said Russia will set up public protest zones in Sochi during the Winter Olympics, a move unlikely to defuse criticism of the country's human rights record and a recent law banning gay "propaganda."

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Olympic Committee to remind athletes against protests in Sochi

| Monday, December 9, 2013
Olympics
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The IOC is finalizing a letter to Olympic athletes reminding them to refrain from demonstrations or political gestures during the Winter Games in Sochi, including any protests against Russia's law banning gay "propaganda."

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Activists protest Russia’s anti-LGBT laws at Times Square Olympic countdown

| Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Courtesy: Queer NationQueer Nation activists protest Russia's anti-LGBT laws in Times Square on Tuesday.
Olympic gold medalists stood on a temporary stage in Times Square talking about training and teamwork when the chants rose up from about 50 feet away. "Homophobia has got to go!" bellowed more than a dozen protesters who unveiled a rainbow banner reading, "Don't Buy Putin's Lies."

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Serbia government faces criticism over gay pride ban

| Saturday, September 28, 2013
Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia — European Union officials have criticized the Serbian government's decision to ban a gay pride march for the third consecutive year because of threats from right-wing groups.

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Pro-gay protests at the Winter Olympics in Sochi? Dream on…

| Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Martin Meissner, APSweden's Moa Hjelmer, her nails painted in rainbow colors, watches the womens 200-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
It is fanciful to suggest that Sochi-bound Olympians will or should follow the example of Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the U.S. sprinters who struck a world-electrifying blow for the African-American cause by thrusting their black-gloved fists in the air on the Olympic medal podium in 1968. Those were angry times...

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