A Ukrainian immigrant who arrived stateside in 1990 with her husband, children and mother, Yelena Goltsman was deeply closeted when she joined Manhattan’s gay and lesbian synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in 1995.
'I want to caution you not to assume that you have fully solved the problem by the enactment of this law,' Lively wrote, according to the site BuzzFeed. 'Few political agendas in the history of mankind have marshaled the tenacity and resolve of the homosexualist movement.'
'Its activists are driven by an implacable militancy and a zeal to advance their own self-serving interests that rivals even the most fanatical religious cult,' he added.
Once Simon Thibodeau convinced himself that it was all right to be gay, and then to be open about it in front of others, he gathered his women’s tennis team in May at theUniversity of California, Santa Barbara. The dozen players in the room wondered why their head coach was so nervous.
Ovechkin was quite eager to talk to reporters about the the Nike designed jerseys and his desire to see Russia win gold, he seemed less so when questioned about the controversy surrounding Russia's anti-gay 'propaganda' ban.
Pretty much everyone in the democratic world denounced [anti-LGBT laws], which ban the adoption of Russian-born children to gay couples or anyone living in a country where marriage equality exists; allow the police to detain for 14 days foreigners suspected of being gay or even pro-gay; and classify homosexual “propaganda” as pornography. The last bit’s so broadly written that it could apply to anyone preaching tolerance.