Logo TV knows the community buzz when it hears it. That’s why the channel is sponsoring a one-hour, live-stream discussion on NewNowNext.com on the growing problem of Russian homophobia. The session, called “Logo Town Hall: Russia vs. The Gays,” will be held today at 4 p.m. EDT. Hosting the show will be former ESPN Radio Host Jared Max. Among the guests are Olympic medalist diver Greg Louganis; Andre Banks, executive director of AllOut.org; Nina Long, co-president of RUSA LGBT; and Roman Mamonov, a Russian freelance journalist who applied for asylum and moved from Moscow to New York nine months ago.
Guest will participate via live video chat. Viewers can Tweet questions and reactions using #LogoTownHall or post them on Logo’s Facebook page. Submissions will also be accepted via Vine and Instagram questions using #LogoTownHall.
“Russia’s ‘gay propaganda’ law is a critical topic for the LGBT community, and we want to provide an interactive and educational forum to discuss this human rights issue,” said Lisa Sherman, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Logo. “We look forward to convening future town halls that will address the current events and breaking news that matters most to our viewers.”