Out Lesbian Takes Gold in Sochi

    Netherlands' Irene Wust celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women's Speed Skating 3000m at the Adler Arena during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 9, 2014.         AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVIC        (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)


    Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Putin. A country that banned gay "propaganda," now has the honor of hosting an Olympian victory for the LGBT community. Ireen Wüst of the Netherlands, one of the six out LGBT athletes participating at Sochi, just won the 3,000-meter speed skating event. She beat defending champion Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic and, fittingly, Russia's Olga Graf to earn her gold medal. She completed the event in just 4 minutes and .34 seconds.

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