Make a Difference for LGBT Athletes at 2020 Olympics

Posted by on August 22, 2013 in Unique Stuff | 0 comments

olympicrainbowFrom Huffington Post:

Russia has made its share of headlines lately and it looks like their 2014 Olympic games could have a ripple effect felt for years to come.

Earlier this summer, President Putin signed an anti-LGBT bill into law essentially making it illegal for any Russian citizen (or even tourists visiting the country) to wear “gay propaganda” or proclaim his or her homosexuality in public for fear of receiving fines or being imprisoned.

Athlete Ally, a non-profit organization which works to help end discrimination and ignorance towards LGBT athletes in organized sports, has turned to social media in hopes of ensuring that future Olympics are held where LGBT athletes are welcomed.  Read the full artice here.