Looking Out: Actor Chris Pine lambasts Russian anti-gay law, U.S. response

Add "Star Trek" star Chris Pine to a growing list of people speaking out against Russia's controversial anti-gay law.

The legislation ostensibly bans the promotion of "nontraditional sexual relations to minors" and has been responsible for a rise in anti-gay violence.


While making the rounds to promote his latest movie, Hollywood hunk Pine dubbed the legislation as "clearly awful, archaic, hostile nonsense."


More notably, Pine criticized the U.S. response to Russia's crackdown on gay rights, saying "I think we should do more than just send gay Olympians there." (The White House's Sochi delegation includes three out former Olympic athletes, including figure skater Brian Boitano.)

Pine, for those of you wondering why this came up in the first place, is promoting a film in which his character is trying to halt a terror attack that originates in Russia. The movie, "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," is based on a book by Baltimore native Tom Clancy.

Which, as far as I'm concerned, is reason enough for Pine to come to Baltimore for an interview.

Beaming up to other news:

It's been a busy week here in Maryland, so that's all we've got. What LGBT-related news has you buzzing this week?