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Column: Hosting World Cup in Russia is dangerous for LGBTQ+ fans

Russian president Vladimir Putin holds the FIFA World Cup Trophy at a pre-tournament ceremony in Moscow in September 2017. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Hannah Schneider, Sports Editor

June 13, 2018

Professional sports environments aren’t traditionally safe spaces for LGBTQ+ athletes and fans — especially in Russia, where policies outlawing “gay propaganda” have been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights as “discriminatory.” With the 2018 World Cup games quickly approachin...

Hollywood homophobia complicates Spacey scandal

Netflix cut ties with Kevin Spacey after four men accused him of sexual assault and harassment. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

November 7, 2017

Coming out as gay can be a struggle. The experience can be even harder if you’re 14 years old, the victim of a sexual assault — and in the film industry. This is exactly the unfortunate situation actor Anthony Rapp faced in 1986 when, after attending Kevin Spacey’s party in Manhattan, the 26...

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