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Personal Stories Of Russia's Law Against Gay Propaganda

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Gay rights activists carry rainbow flags as they march during a May Day rally in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2013.

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.