Tag Archives: Sochi Olympics

Top Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy Comes Out [VIDEO]

ESPN reports: Gus Kenworthy started coming out to his family and closest friends nearly two years ago. His mom said she knew. His brother said he was proud. His best friend 
voiced unrelenting support. And if Gus Kenworthy were an average 24-year-old, the announcement — the story — might have ended there. But Gus Kenworthy is not an average 24-year-old. ...

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TRAILER: To Russia With Love

From the press materials: To Russia With Love, an EPIX Original Documentary about two generations of Olympic LGBT athletes, will make its world premiere on Wednesday, October 29 at 8PM ET. To Russia With Love examines human rights through the lens of LGBT athletes, with iconoclastic athlete and commentator Johnny Weir serving as the viewers’ guide into this world. The ...

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IOC: All Future Olympics Host Cities Must Agree To LGBT Discrimination Protections

The International Olympic Committee today announced that future Olympics host cities must sign a contract with an added clause vowing to protect LGBT participants and attendees from discrimination. Via press release from All Out: “This is a significant step in ensuring the protection of both citizens and athletes around the world and sends a clear message to future host cities ...

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Beck: We Should Have Boycotted Sochi

NOW he says this.

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Jim Parsons Plays Johnny Weir On SNL

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Queer Nation Disrupts Final Sochi Promotion At Grand Central Terminal

Via press release: Nearly three dozen members of Queer Nation held a raucous protest at the United States Olympic Committee’s final “Road to Sochi Tour” event at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on February 23. The action began just as the event began in historic Vanderbilt Hall, inside the terminal, with protesters chanting “Don’t Buy Putin’s Lies” and unfurling two ...

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About The Owner Of The Brooklyn Nets

The owner of the Brooklyn Nets is Russian banking and mining billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. In 2012 he ran for the Russian presidency against Vladimir Putin and won 8% of the vote. When he announced his candidacy in 2011, the NBA ruled that he could be president of Russia and still own an NBA team, citing the precedent of then-sitting US ...

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Canadian Athletes Wear Rainbow Patches At Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremonies

JMG reader Scott just tweeted me the above photo. I’ll update this post if I find a news report on this. You remember these guys, right? UPDATE: A commenter below points out that the patches are a version of the logo of the company that made Canada’s uniforms.

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Most Medalled Athlete Of Sochi Olympics: Bisexual Dutch Speedskater Ireen Wust

Outsports reports: The news hasn’t exactly made global headlines, but on Saturday, out bisexual Netherlands speedskater Ireen Wüst became the most medalled competitor at the Sochi Games. Her clanking haul is five medals overall — two gold and three silver. The second gold came Saturday as she led her team to victory in the women’s team pursuit. ESPN commented: “Ireen ...

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Final Sochi Medal Count

Russia added two more gold medals during today’s final events at Sochi. Purists will say the Olympics is really all about individual sporting achievement, but for the national Olympic committees, medal counts do matter. And for Russia, this haul has to be a point of pride — even if the men’s hockey team failed to make it to the medal ...

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Russia Leads Sochi Medal Count

Expect a lot of chest-thumping from Putin if Russia remains at the top after tomorrow’s final events.

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Pussy Riot – Putin Will Teach You

This is the video being made when they were beaten by Cossacks on Thursday. With the song and video, Pussy Riot is asking for a boycott of the games, claiming that Putin is restricting human rights. The tune touches on Russia’s new federal law prohibiting “gay propaganda” (“50 billion and a gay-driven rainbow/ Rodnina and Kabaeva will pass you those ...

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Queer Nation Protests At Today Show

Yesterday several of you emailed me to wonder what they’d just seen over the shoulders of Today Show hosts Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Queer Nation activist Duncan Osborne explains: “We walked in from 49th and 6th because they had the small crowd on the little plaza and the 49th St. side of the plate glass windows was unobstructed. ...

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Your Russian Disco Needs You

(Via Towleroad)

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Billboard Of The Day

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are betting cases of beer on Olympic hockey, but the above Chicago billboard offers much more satisfying stakes. (Tipped by JMG reader John)

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Obama Bets Canadian PM On Hockey

Harper is already owed one case of beer as moments ago the Canadian women took the gold. The men’s teams meet tomorrow for the semi-finals.

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RUSSIA: Cossacks Whip Members Of Pussy Riot At Sochi Demonstration

NBC News reports: Russian Cossacks used whips and pepper spray Wednesday to attack members of Pussy Riot, the protest punk band opposed to President Vladimir Putin, a filmmaker traveling with the band said. The filmmaker, Simon Ostrovsky, said on Twitter that members of the band were putting on their trademark colorful balaclavas, getting ready to do a song in downtown ...

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Billie Jean King To Attend Sochi Closing

Billie Jean King was unable to be part of the US delegation to opening ceremonies at Sochi due to to the death of her mother. But yesterday President Obama named her as part of the closing ceremonies delegation. “I will use this trip to honor the memory of my mother and to further my mission of equality,” King said in ...

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Don Lemon Defends Johnny Weir

Yesterday Bilerico editor John Becker and CNN anchor Don Lemon tangled over whether Johnny Weir has a responsibility to denounce Russia’s treatment of LGBT people. Lemon stood up for Weir and argued that just because he’s gay doesn’t automatically mean he has to be vocal about gay rights all the time. John Becker took a decidedly different position, saying that ...

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Vladimir Putin: Mo Sochi, Mo Problems

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