Russia, which is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, has enacted a ‘gay propaganda’ law that could have a serious impact on next year’s Games. Why? Well, it seems the politician behind the measure is insistent that any gay athlete or tourist who comes to the city for the Olympics could be held for two weeks before being booted out of the country.
The sports world was turned on it's collective ear yesterday, and the general news and social media today, regarding Jason Collins "coming out" as a gay man in a new Sports Illustrated issue. Make that a "black, gay man," as if that makes it any more newsworthy.
A man in the sports spotlight announces he's gay, and this is what the nation is talking about?
Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran, who spent this past season with the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics, has announced he is gay.
He is the first-ever active pro athlete in US sports to come out of the closet.
Last week, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its longstanding policy of banning gays from being scouts or scout leaders.
Now a number of straight men who’ve received the group’s highest honor — the ranking of Eagle Scout — are returning their medals in protest.