Tag Archives: Olympics

Olympics: Any country with anti-gay laws could now be banned from hosting | Gay Star News

It seems that all of the activism to eliminate or at least reduce homophobia at the Olympic Games has paid of. Here’s the story from JOE MORGAN writing for Gay Star News… New rules imply any host city will have … Continue reading

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The Olympics Should be Equal and Safe for LGBTQ Athletes and Fans — Sign the Petition

An important message from AllOut about equality and protection at the Olympic Games… We’re on the brink of a massive moment for equality in sport. On December 8, the organisers of the Olympics are having a big meeting in Monaco. … Continue reading

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Link: Members Of Congress Urge Olympic Committee To Add LGBT Protections

A call to e””shrine LGBTQ non-discrimination into the decision making process of the Olympic Games… Nineteen members of Congress on Tuesday asked the International Olympic Committee to amend its charter later this year to bar anti-LGBT discrimination. “[W]e … respectfully … Continue reading

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Sochi 2014 Wins a Gold Medal in Hypocrisy – Some US States Also Have Anti-LGBTQ Laws

I love this piece by Akaash Maharaj, Executive Director, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, because in addition to criticizing Russia for it’s anti-gay laws it singles out the States here in the USA that do basically the same thing… In … Continue reading

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Activists Urge IOC to Make Principle Six Binding After Sochi | Passport Magazine News

I certainly hope that the Olympics will live up to it’s highest ideals in the future… Image via Passport Activists demand that the International Olympic Committee ensure that upcoming host cities follow the Olympic Charter’s principle of non-discrimination (known as … Continue reading

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IOC Defends Removal Of Italian LGBT Activist From Sochi Olympic Village

It seems the IOC is groveling before Russia’s rules…   Police remove Vladimir Luxuria from an arena at the Olympic Village in Sochi Feb. 17, 2014. AP Photo/David Goldman The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it is defending authorities’ decision … Continue reading

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Yuzuru Hanyu Does Japan Proud

The only Olympics I have watched and been interested in was men’s figure skating. So, I am living up to stereotypes – I don’t care! I was disappointed that Jason Brown didn’t do better but I was thrilled that Yuzuru … Continue reading

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Buddy’s Back! Sport Report – From Russia With Love (But No Gay Stuff) – U.S. Speedskating Team

http://on.cc.com/1gsJOhp I have tried and tried to get this to display/embed on this page but have failed. I have been hitting he air and making all sorts of strange grunts and moans which really confuses my kitty. So trust me, … Continue reading

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Ireen Wüst wins gold at third straight Olympics, becomes first openly gay athlete to medal in Sochi | Fourth-Place Medal – Yahoo Sports

Congratulations to Olympic Gold Medalist Irene Wüst from the Netherlands who also happens to be a lesbian… Dutch speedskater Ireen Wüst became the first openly gay athlete to win a medal at the Sochi Games, taking gold in the 3,000 … Continue reading

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Could these be the gayest Olympics ever? – World – CBC News

Canada’s national broadcaster, CBC, has released a story calling this possibly the gayest games ever. I left in, some of the links in the story to related articles in the body of the post… A rainbow-inspired Google Doodle. Openly gay … Continue reading

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Out Dutch Snowboarder Cheryl Maas Makes Gay Rights Statement on Sochi Slope: VIDEO| Gay News | Towleroad

Towleroad reports on the alleged pro-gay gesture of displaying her rainbow and Unicorn decorated glove to the camera. She either gay or a fan of My Little Pony or both like me. 😀  Dutch snowboarder Cheryl Maas, who is one of … Continue reading

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Dutch Prime Minister Discuses LGBT Rights With Putin

You gotta love the Dutch! Putin heard The Netherlands’ dissatisfaction with the homophobic laws enacted in Russia. It was basically his citizens’ demand as a trade off for sending a high level delegation… Rutte and Putin pose for the cameras … Continue reading

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Canada’s Plea For Tolerance At The Olympics

Never have I been prouder of my Canadian heritage! This wonderful, short and humorous video should shame the homophobia off of Russia’s shoulders. 😀 Posted from Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, Earth, Solar System

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Thanks Google!

As you probably noticed Google has made a massive statement in support of equality at the Olympics… “The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and … Continue reading

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Message on gay ‘propaganda’ law in Sochi has been confusing so far at best | 2014 Winter Games

This report is a comprehensive look at the so called “gay propaganda law and how it’s been enforced across Russia. It was written by Laura Mills for Canada.com & the AP (Associated Press), is one of the best I’ve read. … Continue reading

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Russia’s anti-gay laws and the Olympics, Putin stance creates uncertainty – ESPN

This is an excellent overview of Russia’s anti-LGBTQ/anti-gay laws and how they will impact the Winter Olympic games. The report by Lester Munson comes from ESPN, the American sports broadcaster… Russia’s intolerance of gays and lesbians did not begin with Vladimir … Continue reading

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‘Private guy’ Brian Boitano has quiet but powerful message – SFGate

Ann Million writing for The San Francisco Chronicle looks at the coming out of the extremely private former Olympic figure skating champion, Brian Boitano… When he awoke on a cold December morning in the French Alps, Brian Boitano wasn’t expecting … Continue reading

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Russian LGBT advocates brace for life in Olympic shadow | MSNBC

An interesting look at the likelihood of any pro LGBTQ demonstrations during the Olympic Games, after this timeline of Putin’s homophobia… In the 7 months since Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a series of restrictions on the country’s … Continue reading

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McDonald’s #CheersToSochi Campaign Meets With LGBT Backlash | Scott Wooledge

Gotta love this. McDonald’s has a major fail when trying to promote Sochi right after an LGBTQ activist there got manhandled by police there. Here’s an excerpt from Huffington Post Gay Voices (you may want to visit the last link … Continue reading

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Putin warns LGBT visitors to “leave the children in peace.”

As if people will be breaking into schools to protest. However people have been arrested even when there are no children visible. So his statements are questionable. (I furnished the photo below)… Russian President Vladimir Putin, while trying to ease … Continue reading

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