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LGBT Olympic Primer: 5 Things To Know About Caitlin Cahow
February 05 2014 7:00 AM ET

5 Things To Know About Caitlin Cahow

Keith Hutson

Caitlin Cahow is headed to her third Olympic games, this time as a delegate representing the U.S. during the closing ceremonies. Here are five things you should know about the out Olympian.

WATCH: Parisians Protest Sochi Olympics With Visual Demonstration
February 03 2014 5:32 PM ET

WATCH: Parisians Colorfully Protest Sochi Olympics

Sunnivie Brydum

Just days before the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, activists in Paris took to the streets to highlight the Olympic host country's human rights violations.

Who Has Given Russia The Coldest Shoulder, So Far?
February 03 2014 2:00 PM ET

Who Has Given Russia The Coldest Shoulder, So Far?

Michelle Garcia

While there is no one way to register unhappiness with Russia's laws and antigay violence, some are much colder than others.

Finnish Olympic Swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen Comes Out as Gay
February 02 2014 3:09 PM ET

Finnish Olympic Swimmer Comes Out to Protest Russia

Jase Peeples

In an effort to raise awareness of Russia's antigay legislation ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, Finnish Olympic Swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen has come out of as gay.

GLAAD Releases Guide for Media Covering Sochi Olympics
January 30 2014 4:12 PM ET

GLAAD Releases Guide for Media Covering Sochi Olympics

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The guide aims to help reporters tell the stories of LGBT Russians suffering under the nation's antigay policies.

The Very Short List: Who Is Gay In The Olympics?
January 30 2014 9:00 AM ET February 08 2014 1:51 PM ET

The Very Short List: Who Is Gay in the Olympics?

Michelle Garcia

Who will represent Team LGBT in Sochi? Barely a handful of athletes worldwide have come out.

The Long History of Olympic Boycotts, Protests and Demonstrations
January 27 2014 10:00 AM ET

The Long History of Olympic Protests

Michelle Garcia

Geopolitics have always been associated with the Olympics, and this year will be no exception.

German President Will Boycott Sochi Olympics
December 08 2013 4:16 PM ET

German President Will Boycott Sochi Olympics

Sunnivie Brydum

Joachim Gauck, who holds the mostly ceremonial title of President, is among the first major politicians to boycott the 2014 Olympics over host country Russia's human rights violations.

16 Original Illustrations That Protest Putin's Homophobia
October 21 2013 7:00 AM ET

16 Awesome Illustrations That Protest Putin's Russia

Christopher Harrity

Does art speak louder than words? Anna Goodson and her bunch of talented illustrators created a gallery of protest images that range from funny to sweetly moving.

Cher Turned Down Olympics Gig Because of Russia's 'Gay Hate'
September 13 2013 1:35 PM ET

Cher Turned Down Olympics Gig Because of Russia's 'Gay Hate'

Trudy Ring

She 'immediately said no' to a Russian official who asked to perform, she says.

LGBT Organization Plans Protest of Coca Cola Olympic Sponsorship
August 24 2013 12:37 PM ET

LGBT Organization Plans Protest of Coca Cola Over Olympics

Jase Peeples

Queer Nation is asking the Coca Cola Company to stop sponsoring hate with a protest planned for August 28 in Times Square.

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