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Documentary 'To Russia With Love' Looks at LGBT Rights In Russia In The Lead Up To Sochi Olympics: VIDEO

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To Russia With Love, a new documentary from EPIX narrated by Jane Lynch, takes a closer look at what life is like for LGBT people in Russia and at the convergence of sports, human rights and activism that took place during the Sochi Olympics earlier this year. As the film's synopsis notes, "LGBT athletes and activists [had to] choose whether to risk their own safety by speaking out against Russia's anti-gay laws." The doc follows out figure skater and commentator Johnny Weir and official US Olympic delegate Billie Jean King as they come to Sochi and meet a 17-year-old gay Russian named Vlad who details the tragic truths of the hardships faced by LGBT people in one of the world's most virulently anti-gay nations. The film also features Jason Collins, Stephen Fry, Greg Louganis, Blake Skjellerup and Mark Tewksbury.

Watch young Vlad talk about his experience of Russia's hatred for the LGBT community, along with his meeting Weir and King along with a trailer for the documentary, AFTER THE JUMP...

The documentary will debut on EPIX on October 29 at 8 PM. 

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Ellen DeGeneres And Jane Lynch Play 'Lady Lovers With Chris Harrison': VIDEO

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Daytime talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres recently brought on The Bachelor's Chris Harrison to help facilitate a new game she played with fellow famous lesbian Jane Lynch entitled, "Lady Lovers." Each lady lover was given clues related to another famous lady lover they had to correctly identify. What were they playing for, you ask? Why, a kayak of course (strangely, a kayak for one).

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'Glee' Actress Jane Lynch Explains 'How It Got Better' - VIDEO

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Lesbian actress Jane Lynch is the first celebrity to appear in a new series that's being called "the other side of Dan Savage's 'It Gets Better' viral campaign." It's called "It Got Better."

OUT.com reports:

Dan Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow['s] new inspiring web series, It Got Better... in parternship with Savage and L/Studio... will run for six episodes and feature a diverse group of LGBT celebrities, including Jason Collins, Tim Gunn, Tegan & Sara, and recent GLAAD Media Awards honorees George Takei and Laverne Cox.

As a child, the 54-year-old actress enjoyed dressing like a boy, playing baseball with her her male friends, and walking outside bare-chested… that is, until age 10 when her mom forced her to start wearing shirts — her father nervously commenting, “Her nipples are sprouting!”

Around that age, Lynch's male baseball pals began acting strangely around her and she felt differently about herself. It wasn’t until she heard two men walking hand-in-hand described as “gay” that she understood her feelings.

At age 14, Lynch wrote in her personal diary, “I am gay, no one else can know this.” She then walked four blocks away and threw her diary away in someone else’s garbage.

It wasn't until after she'd finished grad school in the 80s, however, that started going to gay piano bars, making gay friends and expressing her own lesbian identity, caught in the current of an empowered gay community that finally made her feel supported and capable.

In her new It Gets Better video to LGBT youth, Lynch says:

“That persistence that kept me on the baseball field even when the boys weren’t letting me play, that served me. That served me in my career. My desire to play is much stronger than my fear of rejection and I think dealing with my sexuality as a young person started that ball rolling. You’re going to find something in you, you’re going to pull something out of your feet that is going to help you move on. It’s going to be something really strong and true and it’s going to make you a more extraordinary person. You’re going to find something in you that’s going to give you the get up and go and you’re going to use that all through your life.”

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Voting Makes You Gay: VIDEO

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Zachary Quinto, Jane Lynch, Ellen DeGeneres, and Andy Cohen appeared in an amusing mock PSA at the end of the previously-mentioned Wednesday night Daily Show segment on voter suppression.

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Jane Lynch Remembers Cory Monteith at 2013 Emmys: VIDEO

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Jane Lynch took a moment during the 2013 Emmy Awards to remember Glee's Cory Monteith and "his goofy, breezy sense of humor, his natural instinct for inclusiveness, and his unbridled sense of generosity."

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Neil Patrick Harris Opens the Emmys, is Interrupted by Hosts of Awards Past: VIDEO

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Neil Patrick Harris tried to open the Emmys, but was interrupted by past hosts of the show, including Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien, and finally Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

"Said Lynch: I want to tell you why I wasn't asked back. I wasn't asked back because I am a woman."

Replied Harris: "Oh, c'mon Jane. I don't think anyone who watched that night thought of you as a woman."

Lynch: "I'm gonna show you just how much of a woman I am Harris."

Harris: "I wouldn't like it, Lynch."

Lynch: "I would like it less, Harris."

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