I don’t know about you but I will not be watching the Winter Olympics when they begin next week. I was going back and forth about this issue, however the Russian crackdown on LGBTQ people is just too much.
Here is a video of a person waving a pride flag at a torch relay parade and the actions of the Olympic officials and the article where I first saw the video.
I am proud of President Obama for naming Billie Jean King, Caitlin Cahow and Brian Boitano as the leaders of the Team USA Olympic delegation. It is a brilliant statement. I fully support all of the athletes who have worked every single day for most of their lives to reach this important event. However, I will not be watching the games.
Not watching. I am also avoiding “official products” of this Olympics when I can. Thank you for writing about this! I should do the same.