Out U.S. Olympic Delegate Says Sochi Games Should Be About “Transcending Differences”

Yes, they should be about transcending differences, but I doubt they will be. 😦

In a column published Thursday in USA Today, out lesbian Olympic medalist Caitlin Cahow called for the celebration of diversity at the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia amid the nation’s anti-LGBT policies.

Cahow, a silver and bronze medalist in women’s ice hockey, will travel to the games next month in a delegation some see as a political statement in opposition of the laws due to highly visible out gay delegates and the absence of high-ranking U.S. officials. Janet Napolitano, a former federal official, will lead the delegation, which will also include out lesbian tennis champion Billie Jean King and out gay Olympic figure skater Brian Boitano.

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