Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out
July 13 2014 5:10 PM ET

Ian Thorpe Gets Kudos for Coming Out

Trudy Ring

Some criticize the Olympic champion swimmer for waiting, but most of the reaction is positive.

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out
July 12 2014 1:48 PM ET

Olympic Swimming Champ Ian Thorpe Comes Out

Trudy Ring

After years of speculation that he is gay, Thorpe confirms it in an interview to be broadcast on Australian TV Sunday night.

WATCH: Chevrolet To Debut LGBT-Inclusive Ads During Olympics
February 07 2014 1:09 PM ET

WATCH: Chevrolet's LGBT-Inclusive Olympic Ads

Stacy Lambe

An new TV spot brings a first for Chevrolet

Brazilian Diver Ian Matos Comes Out as Gay
January 13 2014 1:08 PM ET

Brazilian Diver Ian Matos Comes Out as Gay

Jase Peeples

The champion diver says he was inspired to be open about his sexuality after British Olympic medalist Tom Daley revealed he’s dating a man.

Obama, Biden Won't Be at Olympics
December 17 2013 7:34 PM ET

Obama, Biden Won't Be at Olympics

Trudy Ring

In a move interpreted as a protest of Russia's antigay laws, neither the president, the vice president, nor their wives will be in the U.S. delegations to Sochi, but some out athletes will.

Russia Expert to Offer Political Commentary During Olympics
December 10 2013 8:56 PM ET

Russia Expert to Offer Political Commentary During Olympics

Trudy Ring

In NBC's Olympics coverage, journalist and historian David Remnick will likely touch on the situation of LGBT Russians under the nation's 'gay propaganda' law.

New York Officials Demand Olympic Sponsors Take Action
December 05 2013 4:39 PM ET

New York Officials Demand Olympic Sponsors Take Action

Michael Regula

New York's comptroller sent a letter demanding major Olympic sponsors take action against Russia's LGBT oppression.

Senators to IOC: Make Sure LGBTs Protected During Olympics
November 11 2013 3:08 PM ET

Senators to IOC: Make Sure LGBTs Protected During Olympics

Trudy Ring

Twelve senators question the International Olympic Committee on its reaction to Olympics host Russia's antigay law.

Johnny Weir Retires From Skating, Will Join NBC as Analyst in Sochi
October 23 2013 2:26 PM ET

Johnny Weir Retires From Skating, Will Join NBC as Analyst in Sochi

Jase Peeples

The out former Olympian may be hanging up his skates, but he will still represent LGBT people at the Sochi Winter Games as a figure skating analyst.

Right-Wing Activist: Gays Provoke Bashings
October 23 2013 2:02 PM ET

Right-Wing Activist: Gays Provoke Bashings

Trudy Ring

Two men kissing in public generates 'a certain amount of revulsion,' says Brian Camenker, who also thinks LGBT people don't have the goods to be elite athletes.

Russia's Olympics Statement Mentions 'Inclusion'; Will It Help?
September 15 2013 1:25 PM ET

Russian 'Olympic Truce' On Inclusion; Will It Help?

Trudy Ring

The Olympic Truce, a statement of international goodwill, says Russia 'will promote social inclusion without discrimination of any kind.'

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