Russia has made the organization founded in honor of my son illegal, and it has attempted to silence our family. We refuse to recognize its right to do so. The cruel and misguided legislation will fail—laws based on ignorance, bias and bigotry always do. But until they are repealed, the LGBT citizens of Russia will suffer horribly. It's time for all of us to stand in support of them.
Brian Burke is the director of player personnel for the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team and an advisory board member for the You Can Play Project.