Friday, February 07, 2014

Russia extends olive branch to gay performers at Olympics opening ceremony

A lesbian band called "t.a.T.u." will play in the opening ceremonies at the Winter Olympics in Sochi Friday, to be shown on NBC Friday night, with the news story here.

And a Dutch band is going to play the Village People's "gay anthem", "YMCA" at the ceremony, according to another story, here. Of course, other "anthems" are "In the Navy" (pre "don't ask don't tell") and "Macho Man", with its double meanings built into its lyrics about lookism, These were very popular my last year living in NYC in 1978.
Note the "Rainbow" today in Google's own graphic showing icons of athletes inside the six letters of rainbow colors.  The media is already reading something into this. 

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