Team USGay

In the middle of sending a friend literally 23 text messages about gay athletes in the Olympics, and trolling the Wikipedia lists for other gays who have competed, I realized that I had enough passion about this subject that for the sake of my friendship, it probably needed to just be a blog.

The Winter Olympics are coming up, and for the first time in history, the United States is sending out LGBTQ athletes to the games. Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy will be the first American men (and actually the first gay men ever) to participate in the Winter Olympics. Rippon will be competing in figure skating, and Kenworthy will be doing something called slopestyle, which appears to be skiing with flips. Neither athlete is a fan of Mike Pence, who will be leading the US delegation.

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Lesbians Love Politics

The average person would be forgiven for assuming that City Supervisor Harvey Milk was the first openly gay person elected to public office in the nation. After all, there's a whole movie about him, his activism, and his untimely death at the hands of a fellow city supervisor. But despite the fame, Milk was not the first openly gay person elected to public office in America.

But a movie called Kozachenko doesn't have the same ring to it.

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