If Russian legislators hope to keep a lid on all LGBT representations during the Winter Games in Sochi, they may want to consider removing a few Olympic events.
Meet Caitlin Cahow, one of the three gay delegates who will represent the United States in Sochi, Russia.
IOC president Thomas Bach claims that the power of the organization to influence hosting countries is limited, but confirmed that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will give a keynote address addressing Russia's antigay laws.
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.
While there is no one way to register unhappiness with Russia's laws and antigay violence, some are much colder than others.
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.
2,000 people gathered in Stockholm's Olympic Stadium to show their support of LGBT people in Russia by singing the Russian National Anthem surrounded by rainbow flags.