The other issue to consider is this: When was the last time a female figure skater was labelled "lesbian"? When was the last time a male figure skater was called "gay"? It's not hard to work out why the men are staying silent on this issue. If they say they support the rights of gays in Russia, they will immediately be suspected/accused of being gay themselves (following the oh-so-intelligent logic of "otherwise why else would he care?" ).