As the Winter Olympics are about to begin under a cloud of anti-LGBT violence and protest, GLAAD is proud to announce its partnership with the 2014 Gay Games.
The activists held a banner which said: "Discrimination is incompatible with the Olympic Movement. Principle 6. Olympic Charter."
Ari-Pekka Liukkonen is now the first openly gay Finnish athlete to come out during his active career.
A place kicker at Willamette University in Oregon, Conner Mertens publicly came out as bisexual. He began his coming out journey by sharing about being bisexual with the head coach of his football team.
In a recent interview, Finland's Sports Minister Paavo Arhinmaki stated that he will not be attending the Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sochi.
NFL Network will air its new documentary Jerry Smith: A Football Life, on Tuesday, January 21 at 9:00 PM ET.