Who To Watch As Sochi Approaches
BuzzFeed: Here are some of the athletes, advocates, and LGBT activists who will be part of the international conversation about sports and human rights:
Johnny Weir. Whether or not he actually skates in Sochi, Weir (a sixth-place finisher in Vancouver) plans to be a constant presence in and around the Olympic scene. He made that abundantly clear in a recent interview with Canadian television, and he, more than any other athlete in the world right now, has the chance to become the primary face and voice of the LGBT rights movement on the ground as the Games are in progress. He even went so far recently as saying he’s willing to be arrested in Russia in order to make a point about his commitment to LGBT equality.
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