12 Homophobic Quotes Calling Gay Americans Agents Of Stalin
Some claim that Putin's attack on LGBT rights is part of a systematic plan to stem Western liberalism in Russia — labeling gays as agents of the West. But oh the irony: American politicians and media used the same homophobic rhetoric during the McCarthy era, as revealed by artist Yevgeniy Fiks.
10 Reasons Why Terrorist Anas Al-Liby Should Be Tried In Federal Courts, Not Military Commissions
The debate over military commissions is reignited by the capture of Al Qaeda operative Anas Al-Liby. But the facts are clear: Federal Courts are the best line of judicial defense against terrorism. Military commissions, not so much.
10 Soviet-Era Gay Cruising Sites In Moscow You Should See On Your Way To The Sochi Olympics
Russia's repressed gay history is making it more difficult for Russian gays to fight homophobia legally and culturally. In his new book, Moscow, artist Yevgeniy Fiks reveals Soviet-era cruising sites of the bygone queer underground. So, if you find yourself in Moscow on a layover to Sochi, check out these famous public sites and think about their alternative (and subversive) queer history.
8 American Olympians Who Stood Up against Russia’s Antigay Law
Human Rights First's report, Convenient Targets, outlines steps the Obama Administration should take to oppose Russia's antigay law. But some American Olympians, both current and former, aren't leaving it to their government to speak out.