For the Sochi Winter Games, a particular concern has been Russia's harsh anti-gay propaganda laws
which prevent discussion of nontraditional sexual relations in front of minors. Many gay rights activists have advocated for protests of Olympic sponsors
, and protests during the games, rather than boycotts of the games themselves. In response to Russia's crackdown on its gay, lesbian, and transgender community, President Obama voiced displeasure and the U.S. delegation
to Sochi includes three openly gay athletes.