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Lgbt Olympians

I Am Infuriated by the Homophobia of Putin's Government

Belle Brockhoff | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Belle Brockhoff

As a gay athlete going to Sochi, I am infuriated by the homophobia, established by the Putin government.

As a Lesbian Athlete, I Am More Than a Stereotype

Nora Cothren | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Nora Cothren

You never know who is listening, and you never know how a casual use of a slur will impact a teammate.

Post-Olympics, Russian LGBT Youth Will Not Have It Easy

Greg Louganis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Greg Louganis

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?

My U.S. Olympic Delegation Story

Brian Boitano | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Brian Boitano

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

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Blake Skjellerup

Homosexuality is not propaganda. Anyone, no matter their sexuality, religion, or race, can play sports.

Lean In and Speak Out

Esther Lofgren | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Esther Lofgren

When one thinks about the ideals we represent as Olympic athletes, equality -- including LGBT equality -- is important to uphold everywhere in the world.

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.

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.

Weeklings: Chick-fil-Nay! (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 10.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Hope you enjoyed Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, that special August 1 holiday where some of our greatest intellectuals abandoned their monster truck rallies and gathered 'round Heterosexual Chicken Emperor Dan Cathy.

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...