“Melissa Etheridge said in an interview on Al Jazeera America that boycotts are a 20th century thing, and that athletes should go ahead and attend the Olympics so that they can publicly state their support for gay rights.”
“Ah yes, Joe Slovo. The apartheid government persecuted the Slovo family, and Joe had to flee South Africa. Joe's wife Ruth was killed with a letter bomb in 1982. Their daughters Gillian, Robyn and Shawn have worked to continue their parents' work. The 1988 movie "A World Apart" is a fictionalized account of the family.