Pride House International launches same-sex hand-holding campaign for Sochi Olympics

Pride House International announced their Same-Sex Hand-Holding Initiative, a campaign that is part of the group’s response to the International Olympic Committee’s choice of Russia as host nation for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In June 2013, the State Duma (Russian federal legislature) passed a law prohibiting “the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors.” This legislation makes any expression of real or perceived homosexuality