Personal Stories Of Russia's Law Against Gay Propaganda

Feb 18, 2014

The Winter Olympics in Russia generated a lot of political debate in the months leading up to the Games. Among the criticism of Russia is a law that targets and suppresses expressions of gay pride.

That’s the focus of a recent article by Dartmouth College professor Jeff Sharlet. His story, "Inside the Iron Closet: What It’s Like to Be Gay in Putin’s Russia," appears in this month’s GQ magazine.

Vermont Edition Managing Producer Patti Daniels spoke with Sharlet as the Games in Sochi, Russia, were getting started.