American sprinter defies Russia’s anti gay laws.

This made my day:

A top American distance runner dedicated the silver medal he won at the track and field World Championships in Moscow to his gay and lesbian friends, becoming the first athlete to openly defy Russia’s new anti-gay law that outlaws “homosexual propaganda.”

Good for him.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Loqi

    I’m hoping to see a gay pride salute on the podium at the Olympics. Is there such a thing? You’d think I’d know, but I keep missing the Homosexual Agenda meetings where we devise our propaganda.

  • Hungry Heathen

    Glad to see it, and hope there’s more to come. (Looking at you, Ashton Eaton, as you’ve sounded rather reasonable in most of the interviews I’ve seen.)

    I was going to point out that the 800 meters isn’t a sprint, but his 800m pace is probably faster than my 100m pace.