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It appears Russian LGBT advocates are already being arrested in Moscow on the first day of the Sochi Olympics. From Grand TV (via Google Translate):

Police detained gays and lesbians, who sang the Russian national anthem in Red Square at the start of the Olympic Games in Sochi. February 7, 2014, video Dmitry Zykov
Pictures of athletes making a stand for equality at the opening ceremony below the fold.

Gay and lesbian activists being arrested in Moscow on Feb. 7, 2014
Meanwhile, athletes are finding ways to protest at the opening ceremonies. The Greek delegation donned rainbow gloves:
Greek Olympic delegation with rainbow gloves.
And the German squad appears to have gone all out:
German delegation in rainbow uniforms at Sochi opening ceremony.
Even Google is making a statement on equality. Today's doodle:
Google equality doodle

Stay tuned. It looks like many athletes are prepared to take a stand for equality and this might be the beginning of an embarrassing (and deserved) two weeks for Russian officials.

Originally posted to Scout Finch on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:11 AM PST.

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