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WATCH: Two Man Luge Proves Olympics Have Always Been a Little Gay
February 05 2014 1:26 PM ET

WATCH: Two-Man Luge Proves Olympics Were Always a Little Gay

Jase Peeples

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.

Billie Jean King Drops Out of Sochi Delegation
February 05 2014 12:12 PM ET

Billie Jean King Drops Out of Sochi Delegation

Michelle Garcia

The tennis champion will remain in the United States to care for her ailing mother.

February 05 2014 10:33 AM ET

PSA: The Winter Olympics Have Always Been a Little Bit Gay

The Canadian Institute of Diversity & Inclusion (CIDI), an equality rights organization, wants to remind viewers that the competition has "always been a little bit gay."

Caitlin Cahow: Without Olympics, Would People Care About Russia's Law?
February 05 2014 6:30 AM ET

Without Olympics, Would People Care About Russia's Laws?

Michelle Garcia

Meet Caitlin Cahow, one of the three gay delegates who will represent the United States in Sochi, Russia.

LGBT Olympic Primer: 5 Things To Know About Caitlin Cahow
February 05 2014 6:00 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.

IOC President: We Are Not a 'World Government'
February 04 2014 3:11 PM ET

IOC President: We Are Not a 'World Government'

Daniel Reynolds

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.

Major Olympic Sponsor AT&T Condemns Russia's Laws
February 04 2014 2:07 PM ET

Olympic Sponsor AT&T Condemns Russia's Laws

Michelle Garcia

The telecommunications company condemned Russia's antigay law and the violence it has spurred.

Who Has Given Russia The Coldest Shoulder, So Far?
February 03 2014 1:00 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.

WATCH: Dan Savage Praises Butterfinger for 'Monogamish' Super Bowl Ad
February 02 2014 11:49 PM ET

WATCH: Dan Savage Loved 'Monogamish' Super Bowl Ad

Lucas Grindley

Super Bowl viewers were asked to consider adding a third to their relationships.

WATCH: Coca-Cola Includes Gay Dads in Super Bowl Ad
February 02 2014 10:47 PM ET

WATCH: Coca-Cola Includes Gay Dads in Super Bowl Ad

Advocate.com Editors

Coke has been criticized for continuing to sponsor the Olympics in Russia despite that country's antigay laws.

Finnish Olympic Swimmer Ari-Pekka Liukkonen Comes Out as Gay
February 02 2014 2:09 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.

WATCH: To State Department, 'We Are All Athletes'
January 31 2014 3:08 PM ET January 31 2014 7:34 PM ET

WATCH: To State Department, 'We Are All Athletes'

Kevin OKeeffe

A new video from the U.S. State Department paints a picture of Olympians and Paralympians as different, but equal — and includes a possible allusion to gay athletes.

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