Gay vs Human
...What is remembered from 1968 is neither the number nor the names of those who boycotted the Games, but the ‘human rights salute’ by Tommie Smith and John Carlos who rose black-gloved fists and bowed their heads on the victory stand as a sign of resistance to racial injustice and solidarity with everyone who fought for equality and human rights.
And then this article will also give a very different perspective on Western interference (It's also worth reading, from the same blog, this on how "gay rights" are almost being used as a smokescreen in the west to hide our own human rights abuses).
Of course "gay rights" are important and I have and will continue to fight for them. But the fight for "gay rights", for me, is the fight for queer people to be accepted as humans falling under human rights. if the Human Rights we have are being stripped away and abused then the "gay rights" fight means nothing.
This smoke-screen effect is part of why I think Cameron was willing to pursue Same Sex Marriage as strongly as he was... it provided a thing he could point at that we could all go "yay" about while he continues to dismantle the welfare state and punish the poorest in our society (seriously, I cannot recommend that report enough!).