This is outrageous. The Olympics just said they don’t think Russia is violating the Olympic Charter – even though Russians are facing anti-gay arrests, violent attacks, and exclusion.
Olympic host nations are supposed to obey seven principles and Principle 6 says discrimination of any kind is not allowed. But, the Olympic Committee is now acting like lesbian, gay, bi and trans people just don’t count.
Equality doesn’t work like that, so their position needs to be clear. I just sent an email to the new Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach to ask him if lesbian, gay, bi and trans people are protected by Principle 6.
Will you join me here:
Many Thanks & Kind Regards