On Thursday, April 3, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to confirm Staci Michelle Yandle to the US District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Two days prior to the committee vote in favor of Yandle, state circuit judge Darrin Gayles had a hearing with the committee as a nominee for US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
In a slightly—or rather, completely—satirical video that aired on Steven Colbert’s “The Colbert Report,” Buddy Cole went deep, deep undercover as a gay reporter. In “From Russia With Love (But No Gay Stuff),” Cole “infiltrates” the underground gay scene in Sochi.
On February 18, Russia’s Constitutional Court agreed to review the nation’s controversial anti-gay law banning “promotion” of homosexuality, to determine if it violates rights of freedom of expression, freedom of thought, and protection from discrimination.
A school in Russia has been accused of promoting gay propaganda on February 14 following complaints from parents who were upset that their children were receiving Valentine’s Day cards from kids of the same gender.
For Valentine’s Day on February 14, people around the world united to send Russian President Vladimir Putin a special Valentine’s kiss. Activists from cities around the world have been protesting in order to send the message to Russia that love can conquer hatred and fear.
Johnny Weir is keeping mainstream media abuzz with his “Hunger Games” inspired Sochi wardrobe this week. As of February 13, Weir has not only been highlighted for his flamboyant fashion (and how it could be a glittering metaphor for freedom and rebellion—a big “F you” to Mother Russia’s current hateful state of anti-gay bigotry), but also for his excellence as a “fresh,” skilled commentator.
The fact that Russia has a law against any kind of “propaganda,” let alone fears that a certain topic is a threat to families, is incredibly ironic. During the country’s communist days—which ended only a few decades ago—the country became famous for its heavy-handed, government-sponsored, deliberately anti-family propaganda.
A new video going viral from The Perez Bros shows two men who appear to be prepping for a boxing match. But in the end of the video, as they stand face-to-face, we have to ask ourselves: What's really worth fighting for?
Blondie bombshell Debbie Harry has revealed that the rock group was approached to perform at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, but declined due to Russia’s history with human rights.
An interview with producer and “War on Kids” director Cevin Soling on school bullying after winning “best educational documentary" at film festival.