boingboing — 2014-02-05T09:32:52-05:00 — #1
waterloonie — 2014-02-05T10:06:02-05:00 — #2
A good strip, ruined (for me) by the use of faux Russian text.
spunkytws — 2014-02-05T10:23:35-05:00 — #3
Thank you, Vladimir, for also providing an example of what could just as easily happen in the United States if certain organizations got their way.
davide405 — 2014-02-05T10:42:05-05:00 — #4
He's only thinking of the children!
incarnedine_v — 2014-02-05T10:59:51-05:00 — #5
Shame on Russia for having a slightly worse child poverty rate the US!
jorpho — 2014-02-05T11:00:25-05:00 — #6
More than all other Winter Olympics combined? Gracious, seems so.
themudshark — 2014-02-05T11:28:33-05:00 — #7
It would be awesome if all the athletes would wear rainbow scarfs at the opening ceremony, but I´m not counting on it.
miasm — 2014-02-05T12:26:19-05:00 — #8
According to a quick one page google there are 6 openly gay athletes at the games.
Out of 6000 athletes in total.
I'm guessing there is already some element of homophobia at play in the world of Olympic competition.
nelsie — 2014-02-05T13:37:59-05:00 — #9
How does that compare with previous years?
miasm — 2014-02-05T17:16:26-05:00 — #10
I'm guessing that it is not just a crazy outlier.
woodchuck45 — 2014-02-05T20:26:08-05:00 — #11
These folks have a list of 7 known openly gay athletes.
Spoiler: none are American, males, or figure skaters (really?!)
samsam — 2014-02-05T22:44:34-05:00 — #12
Um, have you seen this year's German Olympic uniform?
miasm — 2014-02-06T12:43:29-05:00 — #13
Just for completness' sake, @Woodchuck45, you may also be interested...
According to Outsports, a media-watchdog and sports-news site, of the 14,690 athletes participating in the Olympic and Paralympic Games this year, only 23 are openly gay. That’s around 0.16%. Even so, it’s a big improvement over the 2004 Games in Athens, which counted just 11 out athletes. In Beijing in 2008 there were only 10.
edit: whoa Discourse just went crazy with that url.
Olympic Homophobia: Why Are There So Few Openly Gay Athletes?
chgoliz — 2014-02-06T13:34:08-05:00 — #14
To be fair, in the early years all the Olympic Games in Greece had a much higher percentage.
elusis — 2014-02-07T01:00:58-05:00 — #15
And the Google doodle?
miasm — 2014-02-07T14:29:57-05:00 — #16
Officially now the Officially Gay Winter Olympics.
The 'Streisand effect' may have to be renamed... 'Streisand-Putin'?
boingboing — 2014-02-10T09:32:56-05:00 — #17
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