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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.

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’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.

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

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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