Russia's anti-gay policies have taken center stage in the buildup to the Winter Olympics, with homophobic delusion going so far as to lead the mayor of Sochi to claim there are no gay people in the city at all. It must have come as a surprise then, to see gay pride and other aspects of gay culture take over the show during the unbelievably extravagant opening ceremony. Nobody tell Russian President Vladimir Putin -- he'd rather have the Olympics be about sports , and certainly not the nation's glaring unpreparedness or quickness to arrest gay "propagandists". Here's just how gay the event was:. Though the German Olympics team has maintained that their uniforms were designed before Russia passed its anti-gay law and came under criticism for assaulting LGBT rights, their uniforms spoke louder and prouder than any PR statement could.
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1982 Gay Games opening ceremony
The Gay Games , also known as Gay Games 9 , were an international multi-sport event and cultural gathering organized by, and specifically for lesbian , gay , bisexual , and transgender LGBT athletes, artists and musicians. An estimated 10, athletes from more than 60 nations participated in 37 sports and cultural events. Of these cities, Boston, Cleveland, and Washington, D. The United Church of Christ became the first religious denomination to be a major sponsor of the Gay Games as a fourth-tier silver sponsor of the Gay Games in