Progressive group All Out on Monday
released a video calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
to condemn a Russian law which prohibits the promotion of “gay
propaganda” to minors.
Passage of the law in June provoked
calls for boycotts of Russian made imports and international events
taking place in Russia, including the upcoming Winter Olympics in
In the 2-minute video directed by Mike
Buonaiuto, a female Olympic figure skater dreams of being able to
share her victory with the woman she loves.
The video ends with the caption: “The
International Olympic Committee should honor its principles and
condemn discrimination.” (The video is embedded on this page.
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“The Olympic games are our best
chance to end Russia's outrageous anti-gay laws – but to do it,
it's going to take lots more of us to hear about what's happening in
Russia,” the group wrote in the video's description. “Watch this
beautiful 2-minute video, and please share it with your family and