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Russian Open Games

One Door Closes and Another One Opens

Greg Louganis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Louganis

I have found myself thinking to myself, "Am I where I am supposed to be?" Once I get out of my head and let a little time pass, I realize, "Yes! I am exactly where I am supposed to be."

The Russian Open Games: Thwarted at Every Turn by the Powers That Be, but a Success Nonetheless!

Greg Louganis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Louganis

Konstantin and Elvina worked tirelessly to keep spirits high and prevent the obstacles -- bomb threats, a smoke bomb set off at one of the venues, hotels that had been booked in advance suddenly claiming they were under construction and turning away participants once they learned who we were -- from getting us down.

Reflecting on the Russian Open Games and the Anti-LGBTI Climate Here

Greg Louganis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Louganis

Of course, for the Olympics, Russia put its best foot forward, and everyone accused the Western media of "overreacting" to the anti-gay laws here. If those critics had seen what I've witnessed in Russia, they would think differently. Russia does discriminate against its LGBTI citizens.

My Trip to Moscow: It Wasn't Sochi

Greg Louganis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Louganis

After the Olympics in Sochi -- and yes, I was rather disappointed that I was not a part of the official U.S. delegation -- there was the LGBT-affirming Russian Open Games in the five days between the end of the Olympics and the beginning of the Paralympics.

A Letter to My 16-Year-Old Self

Greg Louganis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Greg Louganis

You will understand those confusing feelings you are having about "who you love" or fall in love with. It is your nature to love, and it is just who you are that you love a man. It is OK. You will survive your suicide attempt, and something glorious will happen.