Clean Yield Urges Olympic Sponsors to Speak Out for Russian LGBT Rights

Our letter calls upon the sponsors to use their influence to ensure the human rights of Russian citizens, as well as athletes and visitors to the Olympics. Specifically, we are asking the companies to:

  • Ensure that their nondiscrimination policies are strong, inclusive and enforced globally, especially in regard to employees stationed or on location in Russia;

  • Call on the leaders of the Russian Federation to rescind the laws that deprive members of Russia’s LGBT community of freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, and declare their commitment to equality irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity; and,

  • Call on the International Olympic Committee to obtain firm and express commitments from the Russian government that ensure the safety and human rights of all athletes and attendees of the Winter Games and visitors to the Game’s venues.