John M. Becker

Greg Louganis Speaks Out on Russian 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Filed By John M. Becker | August 02, 2013 10:00 AM | comments

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Tags: gay propaganda, gay propaganda law, Greg Louganis, Russia, Russian propaganda law, Sochi Olympics, Winter Olympics

"I can't begin to imagine what it must be like for a gay athlete in Russia. It was hard enough to compete closeted representing the United States, a country that is considerably evolved on LGBT rights. It is unfathomable to consider what it's like for the Russian athlete - knowing that if you were to come out you could lose everything you've worked your entire life to achieve and then on top of that to be considered a criminal. It is both heartbreaking and heinous."

-- Openly gay four-time Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis, speaking with USA Today about Russia's draconian anti-gay legislation and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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