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2014 Winter Olympic Games

Here's How to Get McDonald's to Send 'Gay Propaganda' to Sochi's Olympic Village for You

Scott Wooledge | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Wooledge

Although McDonald's has abandoned the #CheersToSochi hashtag, the Cheers to Sochi campaign website is still up and functioning and, according to their press and social media updates, still a conduit to talk to Olympic athletes and teams behind Putin's Lavender Curtain.

Peggy Fleming Brought Classic Glamour To The Winter Olympics

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 02.20.2014 | Style

As the Sochi Winter Olympic Games continue, we are taking a look back at figure skating legend Peggy Fleming. Back in 1968, Fleming won the Ladies' si...

Gold, Silver, Bronze... Does it Really Matter?

Linda Goepper | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Linda Goepper

When we woke up on competition day, my husband and I were nervous. Very, nervous! As a mom, it's hard to be the voice of reason when all you want is for your child to achieve his dream, but I had to stay positive for him and my other children.

Host a Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Party (VIDEO)

Rana Florida | Posted 04.05.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rana Florida

From setting up an après-ski bar, a coffee or hot chocolate bar to featuring a feast using the foods and drinks of Sochi, no matter what you do, it's a great occasion to get creative and go for gold!

Speak Up with Jimmy: Michelle Kwan on Proudest Skating Win and How to Win in Life (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.04.2014 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

In part 2 of my interview with her, Michelle reveals her proudest win in her long figure skating career -- when she says "There was no heaviness... I was simply present." She also gives advice on how everyone can win in life.

Free Speech at Sochi Olympics? Not Really..

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 01.30.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A day after the head of the Sochi organizing committee appeared to contradict IOC President Thomas Bach on the rights of Olympi...

Speak Up With Jimmy: Michelle Kwan on Her Off-Ice Role for 2014 Winter Olympics (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Jimmy Nguyen

Michelle talks about her off-ice role for the 2014 Winter Olympics -- working for Fox Sports as a sports analyst in Sochi, Russia.

POLL: How Do You Feel About The Addition Of The Women's Ski Jump Event In This Year's Olympics?

Posted 01.25.2014 | MarloThomas

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The Gay Significance Of The 2014 Winter Olympics

Agence France Presse | Benoit Finck | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

To the surprise and displeasure of the Kremlin, the Winter Olympics in Sochi have become a rallying cause for the gay rights movement after Russia ado...

The UN's Olympic Truce Is Two Steps Back for LGBT Rights

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

The United Nations should return to the Olympic Truce language that specifically excludes LGBT people. Masking over the discrimination that we face and giving cover to governments like Russia only make us invisible and set back our advancement toward true equality.

The Case for Boycotting the Sochi Olympics..and the Rio ones too

Eli Lehrer | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports
Eli Lehrer

The Olympics have no economic benefit, no true benefit to sport (at least relative to alternatives), prove nothing for the nation, and serve to legitimize authoritarian regimes. The United States government shouldn't support them.

6 of President Vladimir Putin's Most Oppressive Laws

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Frank Jannuzi

Since President Putin has held office, there have been a number of changes in Russian law so that any criticism directed at either Putin or his security force allies can be sentenced to jail.

To the International Olympic Committee, Some Kinds of 'Propaganda' Are Worse Than Others

John Becker | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

If the IOC continues looking the other way when it comes to religious "propaganda" but punishing and silencing athletes who take a stand for LGBT equality under the guise of "political propaganda," it will be complicit in Russia's egregious human rights violations.

The Case for Boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics

Slava Mogutin | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Slava Mogutin

Russia's recent anti-gay legislation contradicts the letter and spirit of the Olympic Charter, and the International Olympic Committee must acknowledge that and find a more tolerant and civilized host country. This is not just another political issue; this is an issue of basic human rights.

When Prejudice Dims the Flame

Joe Putignano | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Putignano

Recently, laws in Russia have questioned the morals of a sector of humanity, and I wonder how it has impacted the passion of our young athletes. If I'd known I was gay as a child and these laws were standing then, would it have turned me off the sport of gymnastics?

No Chi in Sochi Olympics

Christopher Harrison | Posted 10.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Harrison

I must disagree with the venerable Greg Louganis. The U.S. Olympic Committee should expeditiously threaten to boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics and encourage other countries to join in. Then the IOC will be forced to take up Canada's offer to have the Games moved to Vancouver.

LGBT Targets Don't Only Reside in Russia

Daniel Davidson | Posted 10.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel Davidson

As we focus our immediate efforts on the Olympics and Russia, we should remain mindful of the numerous other nations in which LGBT people face even greater, life-threatening persecution and devise strategies to impact their nations as well.

Hoping for a Gay Jesse Owens?

Tyler Lopez | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Lopez

Merely hoping for an inspirational moment to present itself during the 2014 Winter Olympics isn't fair to anyone. By moving the Games to another location, we can avoid endangering athletes. Those of us who support LGBT rights would be just as inspired by a gay champion in Vancouver.

It's Time to Move the 2014 Winter Olympics Out of Russia

Wayne Besen | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

Russia is an unsuitable and unstable nation that is unqualified to host a major world event. No country is perfect, but when Russia was awarded the 2014 Winter Olympics in 2007, few people knew that its warts were actually tumors.

David McFarland Talks Sochi Winter Olympics and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with David McFarland, the founder and CEO of United for Equality in Sports & Entertainment (UESE), the nation's first and only organization dedicated solely to advancing and achieving equality in sports and entertainment for the LGBT community.

All Out Delivers Petition to the International Olympic Committee (VIDEO)

Joe Mirabella | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

This global call urged the IOC to condemn Russia's anti-gay law before the Olympic Games and urge Russia to ensure the security of all visitors, athletes and Russian people before, during, and after the Games.

Sochi vs. Vancouver: Why This Olympic Experience Will Be Very Different

Robbie Romu | Posted 09.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Robbie Romu

Even if Putin himself signs a decree stating that no LGBT persons will be subjected to Russia's draconian laws and that their safety will be guaranteed, boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi or pulling out completely is still the right thing to do.

An Open Letter to President Putin From a Gay U.S. Athlete

Richard Alther | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard Alther

Did I lose you with the "gay" bit? Let me explain. Love it or hate it, since time immemorial, there is likely one guy or gal out of every 10 who is gay. Lots of former Olympians compete in Gay Games. And -- finally getting to the point -- lots of gays compete in the Olympics.