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Queer Nation NYQueer Nation activist protest outside Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on February 23.

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

Sunday, February 23, 2014
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. [ Read more → ]
Queer nationQueer nation activists protest outside the Russian consulate in New York City on Thursday.

Gay rights activists protest outside NYC Russian consulate

Thursday, February 6, 2014
NEW YORK -- More than 100 members of the gay activist group Queer Nation and others who oppose the Russian government’s continued attacks on human rights, including the rights of LGBT Russians, marked the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games with a raucous protest directly in front of the Russian consulate in New York City at noon today. [ Read more → ]
Queer Nation activists demonstrate outside NBC studios in New York on Thursday during a live broadcast of the Today show.

Activist group protests outside ‘Today’ show over NBC Olympic coverage

Thursday, January 16, 2014
NEW YORK -- A dozen members of the gay rights activist group Queer Nation demonstrated outside the broadcast of NBC’s Today Show on Thursday, demanding that NBC report on the Russian government’s ongoing attacks on LGBT people and its and other human rights violations. [ Read more → ]
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Johnny Weir apologizes after calling gay activists ‘idiots’ for anti-Russian protests

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
NEW YORK — Former Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir apologized Tuesday after lashing out at gay rights activists during a speech at Barnard College, calling them “idiots” for their anti-Russian protests, which he labeled “useless.” [ Read more → ]
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Gay rights activists plan protest outside NYSE in response to ‘Russia Day’

Monday, November 18, 2013
NEW YORK -- In the latest in a series of ongoing, high-profile demonstrations against the Russian government’s anti-gay laws, activist group Queer Nation will protest outside the New York Stock Exchange Monday while Russian government officials at the Exchange ring the closing bell. [ Read more → ]
Courtesy: Queer NationQueer Nation activists protest Russia's anti-LGBT laws in Times Square on Tuesday.

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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." [ Read more → ]
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Gay rights protesters disrupt Met Opera gala over Russia’s anti-gay laws

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
NEW YORK -- Four members of the advocacy group Queer Nation NY on Monday disrupted the Metropolitan Opera’s Opening Night Gala, demanding that pro-Putin Russian performers at the Gala — and the Met itself — end their silence on the Kremlin’s attacks on LGBT Russians. [ Read more → ]
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