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GetEQUAL TX plans Olympics protest, marriage equality rally this weekend

LGBT advocates plan protest Coca-Cola at the company’s bottling plant in San Antonio on Friday, the opening day of the Winter Games in Sochi, and then rally to support marriage equality in Fort Worth on Saturday.
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King unable to attend Sochi opening ceremony, Cahow to replace her

Billie Jean King announced she would not be going to Sochi for the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday because her mother is ill. Continue reading

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State Department issues LGBT travel warning for Sochi Olympics

The U.S. State Department issued a travel warning for people headed to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. In addition to other warnings about threats of terrorism, the government added an LGBT warning section. Continue reading

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Gay activists get ready for tough sledding at Winter Olympics

U.S. gay rights activists, buoyed by their unprecedented political successes in 2013, are gearing up to make an international statement at the Winter Olympics in Russia – but know that speaking out against new antigay laws there may be more difficult than anything they faced in America, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Continue reading

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Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir too gay for that super-heterosexual sport of figure skating

Three-time national figure skating champion Johnny Weir is too gay for that super straight sport of figure skating. The other two team members are regularly referred to by their titles. I’m the first write to refer to Weir as “three-time … Continue reading

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An inspirational moment

Joannie Rochette of Canada tries to fight back the tears as she completes her short program in the 2010 Olympics Who watched Canadian Joannie Rochette skate her short program last night at the Olympics? I did, and I admit, it … Continue reading

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Not just offensive, but boring to boot

I have always enjoyed watching figure skating (like the Olympics and the world championships type figure skating; not Barney on Ice type figure skating). I used to know a little bit about how they judged the competition, but since all … Continue reading

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