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Gay At The Games: Snowboarding and Obama's Gay Message to Putin
February 07 2014 2:19 PM ET

Gay At The Games: Snowboarding, Obama's Gay Message

Michelle Garcia

On the first full day of Olympic events, lesbian snowboarder Cheryl Maas christened the snow in women's slopestyle, and the Gay Games' organizers began preparing Ohio for this summer's events.

Two More Olympic Sponsors Condemn Russian Law
February 06 2014 1:08 PM ET

Two More Olympic Sponsors Condemn Russian Law

Michelle Garcia

Chobani and DeVry University are the two newest sponsors of the U.S. Olympic Committee sponsors to condemn Russia's antigay law.

Meet The LGBT Allies Headed to Sochi
February 06 2014 8:00 AM ET

Meet The LGBT Allies Headed to Sochi

Michelle Garcia

There aren't a ton of out LGBT athletes heading to Sochi (far from it), but many allies have made their displeasure with Russia's antigay laws heard.

5 Things To Know About Brian Boitano
February 06 2014 7:00 AM ET

5 Things To Know About Brian Boitano

Michelle Garcia

Brian Boitano was named to the official delegation representing the U.S. at the Sochi games. Here are five things you should know about the out Olympian.

Out Norwegian Pol Heads To Sochi With Husband
February 05 2014 6:47 PM ET

Out Norwegian Pol Heads To Sochi With Husband

Michelle Garcia

Norway's openly gay health minister said it's only natural that he bring his husband to the Paralympic games with him in Sochi, Russia.

WATCH: Underwear Models Invite You to the Sochi Olympic Pride House
February 05 2014 3:56 PM ET

WATCH: Underwear Models Invite You to Sochi's Pride House

Jase Peeples

Underwear models Brandon Robert Brown and Colby Melvin help spread the word about the Uprising of Love organization’s effort to provide Pride Houses around the country during the Sochi Winter Games.

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.

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