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July 27, 2013

HRC's Chad Griffin says 'verbal assurances from the Russian government ... are not enough'

The International Olympic Committee is saying gay athletes and visitors apparently have nothing to fear come the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

The IOC says it has received ‘assurances from the highest level’ from Russia’s government that athletes and visitors would be exempt from the country’s anti-gay laws.

But not everyone is so sure.

Fred Sainz, vice president for communications of leading US organization Human Rights Campaign, says: ‘Unfortunately platitudes won’t do away with these heinous laws that are an abomination to LGBT people.

July 25, 2013

Chad Griffin says network has 'unique opportunity and a responsibility to expose this inhumane and unjust law to millions of American viewers'

With the Winter Olympics less than six months away and Russia now enforcing a series of new anti-gay laws, the president of the Human Rights Campaign sees an opportunity to expose what is happening there.

Chad Griffin is calling on NBC Universal, the exclusive US broadcaster of the games, to cover more than the popular skating, skiing and sledding competitions when competition begins in Sochi, a Russian town on the Black Sea.

March 28, 2012

Host of NBC's The Voice made comment during LA morning radio show

Carson Daly, host of NBC's The Voice, said on his LA morning radio show Wednesday (28 March) that gay people could not have subdued a JetBlue pilot who went berserk on a flight from New York to Las Vegas this week.