Johnny Weir, Megan Rapinoe and Blake Skjellerup are among the out Olympians speaking out about Russia's proposed law which would outlaw gay “propaganda.”

The measure is modeled after a law which took effect last year in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg's law criminalizes “public actions aimed at propaganda of pederasty, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism among minors.” It also bans public events that promote gay rights, such as Gay Pride parades and gay rights demonstrations.

If approved, the law could present complications for openly gay athletes competing in next year's Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi.

“I don't want to have to tone myself down about who I am,” Skjellerup told USA Today. “That wasn't very fun and there's no way I'm going back in the closet. I just want to be myself and I hate to think that being myself would get me in trouble.”

Weir, who is married to a Russian and says he loves the country, advised out athletes attending the Winter Olympics to censor themselves.

“My advice would be: Watch what you do when you leave the Village, don't be aggressive, don't wear a big rainbow flag fur coat. If you don't call attention to yourself, attention won't come to you.”

Rapinoe had harsher words, calling the policy already in place in several cities “outrageous.”

“What year are we in? People are still being arrested for saying it's OK to be gay? What is the IOC [International Olympic Committee] or major sponsors doing, if anything?”

The answer, USA Today concluded, is not much.