There's been plenty of talk about the Russian Olympics, but few in the LGBT community focused on the Track & Field World Championships until 800m runner Nick Symmonds dedicated his silver medal his gay and lesbian friends. The action, and his statements against the anti-gay Russian law in the following days, could have landed him in jail. Instead, the Russian authorities have left him alone. Is this a sign that Olympians will be free to speak on the issue?
With Darren Young coming out, the sports world has again seen an elite-level athlete declare that he's gay...and be accepted by his peers and employing league. While the WWE is heavy on both the wrestling and the entertainment, there's no question the prevailing attitude is that of a locker room. And the other WWE athletes just don't care that they're getting into the ring with an openly gay man; Many have known for a while that Young is gay anyway.