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Billie Jean King: On Sochi Olympics, Gay Rights

SPORTS | By Melissa Murphy | Mar 1
Billie Jean King’s taxi ride home after the Sochi Olympics included a revelation. She learned Jason Collins joined the Brooklyn Nets, becoming the first openly gay male player among the four major U.S. professional sports.

Russia’s Orthodox Church: Criminalize Gay Sex

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 10
Leaders of Russia’s powerful Orthodox Church announced their support Friday for a referendum that would criminalize gay sex.

Russian Gay Club Manager Seeks Asylum In US After Attacks

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 10
The former manager of Central Station, Moscow’s biggest gay nightclub came to the United States last month and is seeking asylum, after the club was the target of a number of violent attacks in recent months.

Russia Moves to Enact Anti-Gay Law Nationwide

INTERNATIONAL | By Mansur Mirovalev | Jan 22
Russia’s government, aided by the Russian Orthodox Church, are capitalizing on general anti-gay hatred to fast track a law that would essentially make being publicly gay illegal.

Russian Orthodox Church embraces gays

NATIONAL | Dec 23
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church says that, although the church views homosexuality as a sin, homosexuality is a personal choice.

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