I understand on a small scale what it's like to receive anonymous hateful comments from cowards and other unenlightened souls, but nothing I've received will compare to what this young man will receive in the coming months.
As a result of this heightened awareness of climate change, many of us who spend our lives in the snow are more aware of its effects and have changed our lifestyles to be respectful of the health of the environment.
It's the perfect time to ask, what would Brian Boitano do? He'd fight the evil robot king and save the human race again.
You never know who is listening, and you never know how a casual use of a slur will impact a teammate.
It is my concern what happens after the Sochi Games are over. There are LGBT children born in Russia every day, and who is there to protect those children?
The International Olympic Committee will never again select a host country that is not tolerant and that does not support human rights, and that in itself is a next step.
Homosexuality is not propaganda. Anyone, no matter their sexuality, religion, or race, can play sports.
I've made my mind up about the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect: I want him. I want him on my team, in the NFL, playing for my fantasy defense and leveling hit-sticks in Madden.
With the Olympics what also comes the sobering opportunity to remember that if we don't look beyond the next four years, the Games as we know them might be a thing of the past.
Michael Sam, do you know how many closeted middle- and high-school boys in jerseys now have a trailblazer to look up to who has made their journeys a bit easier? I wish there had been a Michael Sam when I was in one of those jerseys.
Publicly, the NFL is being supportive, putting out a statement saying, "We admire Michael Sam's honesty and courage," but in Sports Illustrated numerous unnamed sources say Sam's going to be a "distraction" and not a problem any team is going to want to take on.
When one thinks about the ideals we represent as Olympic athletes, equality -- including LGBT equality -- is important to uphold everywhere in the world.
By the end of Wednesday, a Twitter search of the McDonald's hashtag #CheersToSochi revealed that it was no hyperbole when the Bilerico Project's John Becker declared it officially "hijacked." Legions of LGBT protesters outnumbered everyone else in the feed.