February 7, 2014


Sochi Olympics: Here's Your Protest Soundtrack to Russia's Anti-Gay Laws

Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel
Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel

The 2014 Winter Olympics are officially underway! As exciting as the games are, one can't ignore host country Russia's hateful "gay propaganda" laws that would seemingly directly violate the Olympic Charter's vow that "every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport without discrimination." Everyone from the United Nations to Google (via today's Google Doodle) has publicly voiced their disapproval.

We've been in a rallying mood, too, which was put into hyperdrive after listening to Annie's just-dropped pro-LGBT anthem "Russian Kiss." But we're ready to protest some more.

We've put together a loud and proud playlist featuring pro-acceptance tracks from our favorite gay, straight and everywhere-in-between singers. Get empowered by classic gay anthems by Madonna and Donna Summer along with today's latest love-for-all favorites like Kelly Clarkson's "People Like Us" and Macklemore's "Same Love."