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sochi olympics 2014

Putin ‘Cuddled’ a Queer Person in Public

And now the rest of the Olympics have been canceled.

Actually, it went smoothly, despite the anti-gay laws and his trollish suggestion that gay people just "leave the children alone, please." The run-in occurred between the Russian president and bisexual Dutch speed skater Ireen Wüst, the first LGBT athlete to medal in Sochi but one who does not wish to be an icon for her sexuality. "I got a cuddle from him. He congratulated me and asked if everything was OK in Russia," she said of the hug. "He was happy to see me, but then he had to leave again. But I cuddled him." No big deal!