‘Proud To Be Representing LGBT Community,’ Says Openly Gay Delegate To Sochi Olympics

BOSTON — When the Winter Olympics officially began with opening ceremonies Friday, one former Olympian and current Boston College Law student was there to cheer on the athletes.

Caitlin Cahow, along with tennis star Billie Jean King and figure skater Brian Boitano, was chosen by President Obama to represent the U.S. as part of its official delegation. All three of them are openly gay. And although the White House hasn’t said it explicitly, their selection is widely considered a rebuke of Russia’s policy banning so-called homosexual propaganda to young people.

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