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Russia / Anti-Gay Crackdown / Olympic Games / Louganis, Socarides Interviews #1049792

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The dangers for gays in Russia with legislation outlawing non-traditional sexual relations among minors and the calls for a boycott for the Winter Olympic Games introduced; photos and Russian TV anchor video criticizing the gay life shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Moscow: Phil Black) The anti-gay atmosphere with the public-supported new laws and questions about what Russian officials may due during the Olympic Games discussed; inset scenes of demonstrations shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Tonight's interview held with Olympic Games gold medalist diver gay athlete Greg Louganis about Russia. [LOUGANIS - opposes boycotting the games; comments on the International Olympic Committee position on anti-discrimination.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with former Clinton administration official Richard Socarides about the Russia gay issue. [SOCARIDES - says we have to take a strong stand against a country treating gays like this; comments on the IOC charter that covers discrimination; suggests there must be protests at the games.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Black, Phil

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