John Dwyer points out that “LGBT athletes didn’t choose their sexuality, but we can give them the choice to make their stand.”
If you follow this blog or follow the news at all, by now you’ve probably read about the Olympic controversy. Russia, the host for the 2014 Olympic Games, recently took a huge step backwards and enacted laws that allow for the arrest of individuals based on their sexuality. Since Russia has declared sexuality a crime, the IOC has declared it a political stance. My excitement about the prospect of a political party that takes teabagging to a new level aside, this is completely ridiculous.
If Russia and the IOC believe being gay is a choice, then let’s actually give gay athletes a choice to make.
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