Gay Olympian Ski Jumper On LGBT Protests In Sochi: 'No One Cares'
According the NZ Newswire, Austrian ski jumper Daniela Iraschko-Stolz has no plans to speak out in solidarity with the LGBT community:
The openly gay athlete, who got married last autumn, dominated the women's second training on the normal hill, showing she was ready to grab a historic first Olympic gold.
"I don't think it's a good idea to make protests here, no one cares," said the 30-year-old, who added her partner's name -- Stolz -- to hers upon marriage.
"To jump pretty good is also a statement."
"I'm together with my partner now and don't have any problems, not in Russia or with the Austrian federation. Ten years ago it was different," she recalled.
"I know Russia will go and make the right steps in the future and we should give them time."
No one cares, huh?
We'll take a moment to ponder that one. While we do so, here's a pic of Daniela and her wife. Good to see them so happy--safe to say we probably can't the same about gay couples in Russia!