IOC Finally Addresses LGBT Rights in Wake of Sochi Olympics

By Tim Peacock In the wake of horrific anti-gay abuses before and during the Sochi Olympics in Russia, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) largely remained silent after their dumbfounding proclamation that Russia’s anti-gay crackdown laws did not violated the IOC Charter. It seems that after international outrage and relentless protests (and the fact that the IOC had to overlook the actual […]

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Queer Nation’s Valentine To The World’s LGBT People

Tim PeacockTim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he’s worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more […]

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Olympic Hunger Games

New from Queer Nation: “The horrifying story of a maniacal despot who runs rough shod over the human right to free speech and assembly. Aided and abetted by his ‘Partners’ in crime, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Dow Chemical, Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Panasonic, Samsung, Omega, Visa, Atos, Putin terrorizes Russia’s LGBT community, with a little help from Neo-Nazi friends. Do not […]

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Tweet of the Day: Calgary Mayor Nenshi’s Perfect Response on LGBT Rights

Attention United States Democratic politicians: this is how it’s done. .@FamilyAction yup. An agenda of our city as a beacon of hope for everyone, where hate is not welcome. — Naheed Nenshi (@nenshi) February 8, 2014 Tim PeacockTim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. […]

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Russia Anti-Gay Law Violates Olympic Spirit – and Principle 6

For more information on Principle 6, check out the Principle 6 Campaign website. Clip below is from the February 7 edition of the Rachel Maddow Show: Tim PeacockTim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he’s worn several hats including leading on […]

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Sochi Allowing Anti-Gay Protests While Arresting LGBT Activists

By Tim Peacock Photo: Queer Nation It should go without saying, but rationalizing the arrest of LGBT activists by saying it violates Russia’s brand-new Olympic “anti-protests” laws and then allowing anti-gay protests at those same events defeats the purpose of the transparent smokescreen. Try telling that to police in Sochi, Russia though. To celebrate the Olympics (and anti-gay hate), several United […]

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NBC Edits Out IOC’s Anti-Discrimination Statement From Olympic Opening Ceremony

By Tim Peacock During the Olympic opening ceremonies last week, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach chose to make a public, worldwide statement against “any form of discrimination” at the Olympics. The statement decried discriminatory behavior and commended those who demonstrate tolerance and acceptance. For those who saw the speech, the historic moment could be one remembered for generations – […]

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Channel 4 in Britain Goes Gay for Sochi With Gay Mountain Song

Gay Star News reported yesterday: British TV station Channel 4 will be rainbow branded in the colors of the gay pride flag tomorrow (7 February) to mark the start of the Sochi Olympics.  They have also launched a tongue-in-cheek promo with a hairy ‘gay bear style’ cabaret act singing a celebratory ‘Gay Mountain’ song honoring all the athletes.  Channel 4 […]

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t.a.T.u. – Pop Duo with Lesbian Image – Scheduled to Open Olympics in Russia

By Tim Peacock From t.a.T.u.’s video “All The Things She Said” From “homosexual propaganda” laws to LGBT activist arrests, The Russian 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have been called the most divisive (and expensive) Olympics ever. And then the WSJ reoprted earlier this week (causing a collective international bout of head scratching): “The opening ceremony at the Winter Olympics on Friday will feature […]

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Google-Russia Goes Gay For The Sochi Olympics

By Tim Peacock On the eve of the Sochi, Russia Olympics tonight, Vladimir Putin can add one more item to the list of protests and organizations demonstrating against his country’s human rights abuses: Google. Google currently has a pro-LGBT doodle on both the American and Russian Google sites (the Russian doodle is pictured here – the American doodle is identical). The […]

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