Putin Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for Gays at the Olympics. Sort Of.

Published Date Author: , October 28th, 2013

Russian President Vladimir PutiRussian President Vladimir Putin is saying gays are welcome at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

With his country’s widely-criticized anti-gay propaganda law still in place, Putin on Monday (28 October) for the first time appeared to be making some kind of gesture to the LGBTI community as the worldwide sporting event draws closer.

‘We are doing everything, both the organizers and our athletes and fans, so that participants and guests feel comfortable in Sochi, regardless of nationality, race or sexual orientation,’ Reuters reports Putin telling Thomas Bach, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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