THE WINTER OLYMPICS OPEN IN SOCHI, RUSSIA ON FEBRUARY 7.
THE WINTER OLYMPICS OPEN IN SOCHI, RUSSIA ON FEBRUARY 7. BUT MANY BELIEVE THE POLITICAL GAMES HAVE ALREADY STARTED. U-S PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WON’T BE ATTENDING. INSTEAD, HE IS SENDING TENNIS LEGEND BILLIE JEAN KING AND OTHER HOMOSEXUAL SPORTS ICONS AS U-S REPRESENTATIVES IN HIS PLACE. A QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY EXPERT IN AMERICAN POLITICS SAYS OBAMA IS CLEARLY SENDING A MESSAGE TO THE RUSSIAN LEADERSHIP AND ITS ANTI-GAY POLICIES. BRANDON TOZZO SAYS OBAMA SHOULD BE APPLAUDED FOR STANDING UP TO MOTHER RUSSIA.
“This is a country that has enacted specific homophobic legislation and by sending memberS of the LGTBQ community I think he is clearly stating that he does not agree with these policies and he is also showing support for the gay community in Russia as well as in the United States.”