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Gay sports news: Tom Brady supports bullied child; French president to skip Olympics in Russia

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Today's news roundup is heavy on Olympics news as the Sochi Games are less than two months away. Our lead item is not specifically gay, but deals with bullying, a subject we care about. And it concerns a great gesture by some elementary school kids towards a teammate, with as assist from Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.

VIDEO: Tom Brady surprises two young heroes on 'Ellen' - CBSSports.com
After one six-year-old stuck up for a friend and football teammate who was being bullied, the story grew, and both ended up on 'Ellen' where they received a surprise message from Tom Brady. "I heard about your story and I can't imagine how proud your parents must be," Brady said. "Danny, people still tease me about what I wear, but I never listen to them so keep wearing what makes you feel best."

French President Francois Hollande to skip Sochi Olympics - CNN.com
French President Francois Hollande will not be attending the Sochi Games, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday.

Greg Louganis Urges Olympic Athletes To Protest Anti-Gay Laws In Russia | The New Civil Rights Movement
Gold medal winning Olympic diver Greg Louganis is speaking out again, urging all athletes attending the 2014 Winter Games to offer a personal protest by dedicating their performance to gay friends and family.

WASHINGTON: Obama is urged to include gays, lesbians in official Olympics delegation - People Wires - MiamiHerald.com
An American human rights group is urging President Barack Obama to appoint lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community leaders to the official U.S. delegation to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to show displeasure with a recently passed Russian anti-propaganda law that’s widely viewed as anti-gay.

German President Joachim Gauck boycotting Sochi Olympics - World - CBC News
German President Joachim Gauck is boycotting the Winter Olympics and will not travel to Sochi, Russia next year, reportedly over human rights violations and the harassment of Russian opposition political figures.

More Gay Bashing on Russia's State-Run Media Before Olympics | Vocativ
President Vladimir Putin has tried to reassure athletes and attendees, but at least one TV channel is sending a different message