Pole vault champion Isinbayeva under fire over 'gay propaganda' comments

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Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has come under fire from LGBT activists after defending Russia's controversial "gay propaganda" law. After some athletes branded her "homophobic," she has rejected the accusation she is anti-gay. LGBT rights and sporting events have become closely linked in Russia after numerous calls from activists and politicians to boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics in a protest against the legislation. On Thursday Isinbayeva, one of Russia's most famous athletes and the face of the Moscow World Athletics Championships, commented on a protest by Swedish athletes Emma Green Tregaro and Moa Hjelmer, who painted their fingernails in rainbow colors in support of LGBT rights. http://rt.com/

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