QUESTION: Should LGBT Athletes And Allies Make Visible Protests Against Russia At The Winter Olympics?
All eyes are on Sochi right now, as we’re mere hours away from the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
However, the brutal antigay images that have been coming out of Russia for the past few months as well as the repeated antigay rhetoric from Vladimir Putin and Sochi leaders have cast a shadow on the Olympics with the LGBT community and our allies.
Although LGBT and allied athletes are there strictly to compete, there will be many opportunities for them to make statements in solidarity with the oppressed LGBT people of Russia although such behavior is prohibited by the IOC and the Russian Government.
So we pose the question to you, Queerty members: Should LGBT Athletes And Allies Make Visible Protests Against Russia At The Winter Olympics?