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Weeklings!: The Untold Gay Olympic History (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2014-02-13-weeklingsgayolympicssmall.pngThe 2014 Winter Olympics in quaint ol' horrible Sochi are rolling along, but to remind Vladimir Putin that he's not the boss of us, let's create our own gay propaganda. In this edition of Weeklings!, I teach you the untold(/untrue) gay history of the Olympics.

Putin 'Cuddled' With Bisexual Gold Medalist

AP | Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin had just watched his country's ice dance team take Russia's first gold of the Sochi Olympics. What bet...

Gay Ski Jumper Wants To Win Not Protest

AP | DENNIS PASSA | Posted 04.11.2014 | Sports

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — An openly gay women's ski jumper says protests against Russia's law banning homosexual "propaganda" aimed at minors ...

How You Can Make A Difference For LGBT Athletes At The 2020 Olympics

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices

Russia has made its share of headlines lately and it looks like their 2014 Olympic games could have a ripple effect felt for years to come. Earlier...

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.

Weeklings!: Let's Honor Russia's Gays (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Let's not forget that our gay brothers and sisters still live in Russia, and this Weeklings! is for them. It's a rundown of Russia's great and arguably gay cultural history. Putin can't erase the cartoonish, deeply LGBT glamor of furs and Chekhovian leading ladies.

What Does Russia's Gay Ban Ruling Mean For Gay Olympians At Next Year's Winter Olympics?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.15.2013 | Gay Voices

With Russia recently passing their anti-gay gag ruling, it raised some questions concerning next year's Winter Olympic Games. The International Olympi...

It's Gay-OK To Play With Your Balls!

Carl Sandler | Posted 10.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

Young gay people of all ages, especially gay men, continue to be discouraged from pursuing team sports. That's a shame. Sports need gay players, and, more importantly, gay people, both those who are athletes and those who could be encouraged to be more athletic, need sports.

Gay Olympians Are Triumphant In London -- But Will The Next Host City Be As Welcoming?

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.09.2012 | Gay Voices

LONDON -- It has been a great games for gay Olympians – probably. British equestrian Carl Hester won gold in team dressage in London. Midfielde...

Something To Celebrate: The Best LGBT Moments Of The Week

Posted 09.27.2012 | Gay Voices

With so much hate continually aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, we like to take a moment every once in a while to highlig...

Meet The 22 Out Gay Olympians Competing In London

The Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 07.27.2012 | Gay Voices

Of the nearly 11,000 athletes from around the world who have arrived in London and now eagerly await tonight's reportedly fanfare-filled Olympic openi...