Striking Olympic Gold
Imagine this: It's the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. A huge television event, watched the world over. The U.S. Olympians join the proud march of nations. They're our emissaries, our exemplars. And as the television cameras zoom in on Team USA, one of its members quietly pulls out a rainbow flag, no bigger than a handkerchief, and holds it up. Not ostentatiously high, but just high enough that it can't be mistaken.