NOH8, All Love for Russian Gay Athletes

By: Brandon Voss

Whether it's Brendon Ayanbadejo or John Barrowman posing, we like a little skin in the NOH8 campaign, launched in protest of Prop. 8's passage in California back in 2008. But this new NOH8 photo is brave and beautiful for an entirely different reason.

Russian athletes attending the recent World Outgames 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium made a very bold statement by posing for Adam Bouska‚Äôs campaign, showing solidarity with their fellow LGBT Russian comrades while standing up against Russia's antigay laws and the threat of intolerance at the upcoming 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Although Putin has forbidden rallies and demonstrations near the Olympics site, is this a sign of more peaceful athletic protests to come?