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On The Colbert Report on February 10, parody correspondent Buddy Cole met with our Ambassador to the Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Daniel Baer for the show’s “From Russia With Love (But No Gay Stuff)” segment. “How did they take it when they found that you work for the government?” Are buttons gayer than zippers?” Congratulations to Ambassador Baer for successfully passing the straight face test.
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According to Human Rights Watch, LGBT people face stigma, harassment, and violence in their everyday lives in Russia, and LGBT victims of violence and groups told HRW that these problems intensified in 2013. Earlier this month, HRW released a video of Russian men beaten on camera (be warned, it is horrible and disturbing to watch).
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