Stories that show how athletes, teams, leagues, and journalists who cover the world of sports are dealing with LGBT-related issues

Sochi asks IOC to help stop gay law ‘speculation’

The head of the Sochi Olympics asked the IOC on Sunday to help “stop this campaign and this speculation” related to the anti-gay law that has been overshadowing preparations for next year’s Winter Games in Russia.

September 9, 2013

A Shameful Olympic Silence

The time has come for American corporations doing business in Russia, including top Olympic sponsors Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, General Electric, McDonalds, Procter & Gamble and Visa, to show the world that the non-discrimination policies in their employee handbooks have no borders.

US News & World Report
September 6, 2013

Olympic speed skater Anastasia Bucsis ‘so proud to be gay’

While gay athletes are often guarded when it comes to disclosing their status to the wider world, Ms. Bucsis is now speaking out, about her own sexual orientation and against the anti-gay rights law of Russia, host nation of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.

The Globe and Mail
September 5, 2013

Putin Offers "Assurances" on Gay Rights at Olympics

President Vladimir Putin sought to ease concerns that Russia's new anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes who display rainbow flags during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, while insisting that gays are not discriminated against in his country.

ABC News
September 4, 2013


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