The professional hockey team of Kiruna IF, the same name as the city in Sweden where this team is, decided to become the first LGBT certified sport team and will proudly wear on the ice the colors of the LGBTQ community with their rainbow jerseys.
Canadian Olympian Charline Labonte, who won a gold medal during the Olympic Games in Sochi, announced she is a lesbian.
June is the Pride month and to celebrate that, YouTube and Google joined and launched the #ProudToPlay campaign centered on the sport.
In an interview, the lesbian soccer player Abby Wambach talked about her career, her future and in particular the world cup and the Olympic Games of 2016. She also spoke about her recent wedding and her public coming out.
Since the beginning of the Paralympics Games of Sochi, the city of Prince Albert in Canada decided to raise a rainbow flag to show its support to the LGBT community of Russia.
Casey Stoney, lesbian and captain of the English football soccer team, said she would go neither to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia nor to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Quatar because of anti-gay laws of the two countries.
The first part of the Winter Olympics of Sochi is now finished, the second part will start in 2 weeks with the Winter Paralympics, so it is time to see the results, the medals which LGBT athletes won and to pay attention to what we did not see on TV.
When the runs happen in Sochi, the supports for the LGBTQ community of Russia also continue.
At the Olympic Winter Games, an openly lesbian athlete shone in speed skating while some have dared to wear the rainbow colors.
When today the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics of Sochi take place, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is openly opposed to the Russian anti-LGBT laws, a 14-year-old girl, Lena Klimova, waits the beginning of her lawsuit, Google and Canadian cites fly the rainbow flag.
The Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova said in an interview that she believes that individuals should have the opportunity to share their lives with whomever they want, a sort of mini-opposition to the fight against the "gay propaganda"!
Despite that there are more and more out athletes in the world, the discussion is more present in China because no Chinese athlete came out.