Out snowboarder flashes rainbow gloves in another apparent protest

Cheryl Maas is an openly gay Dutch snowboarder who is making waves on the Internet for what appears to be an on-camera protest of Russia’s anti-gay policies.

After a preliminary run in the slopestyle event Thursday, Maas took a moment to let the camera have a good look at her gloves, which depict a rainbow and a unicorn, leading many to interpret it as a protest. Russia has been under fire for months over their lack of discrimination protection for gays and a new law banning "propaganda" supporting same-sex causes.

Maas has not commented yet on her intentions, and some reports indicated she has worn the gloves for years. Take a look and judge for yourself:

Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev had a similar moment Thursday, displaying a custom-designed snowboard that seemed to also be a form of protest.

(h/t Buzzfeed)