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Sports Backlash Hits Indiana in Wake of Anti-Gay Law

SPORTS | By Roger Brigham | Apr 4
Nowhere has the reaction to Indiana's anti-gay law been more mobilized than in the national sports industry, where condemnation and calls are spreading for major amateur championships to be pulled.

Legislators Demand Equal Footing for 2015 Women's World Cup

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Mar 5
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand renewed their call for organizers of the 2015 International Association of Federation Football (FIFA) Women's World Cup to use real grass, not artificial turf.

Super Bowl XLIX; Defending Champs Seattle Seahawks Take On the New England Patriots

SPORTS | By Mike Halterman | Jan 30
Here's a rundown of both teams' impressive 2014 seasons, what to expect from them in the Super Bowl, and of course a preview of the commercials we'll be seeing on game day.

LGBT Sport :: Out Across the Land and Here at Home

SPORTS | By Joel Martens | Jan 27
If you are interested in participating in a "group activity," the LGBT community offers many options -- some healthy, some perhaps not as much. But here's one that might surprise you: Sport. And more and more LGBT pros are emerging from the closet.

Robbie Rogers Says 'No Way' to FIFA for Anti-Gay World Cup

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 20
LA Galaxy star and unrepentant hunk Robbie Rogers blasted FIFA for on Thursday for their decision to hold the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the virulently anti-gay countries of Russia and Qatar, respectively.

Olympic Rower Robbie Manson Comes Out

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 5
New Zealand hunk Robbie Manson, an Olympic rower, came out publicly as gay, after coming out to friends and teammates two years ago.

Strongman Rob Kearney Comes Out as Gay

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 3
The world's second strongest man showed a different kind of strength on October 20, when he came out as gay on Facebook, and the sports world is heralding this champion.

Hunky Gay Diver Says Footballers Should Come Out

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 11
Tom Daley, the hunky gay Olympic diver who is hugged up with Dustin Lance Black, encouraged gay footballers (or is that soccer players?) to come out, saying they would be surprised by the support they would receive.

IOC Adds Non-Discrimination Clause to Olympics Charter

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 25
After the widespread criticism the International Olympic Committee faced over Russia's anti-gay laws during the recent Games, the IOC has added a non-discrimination clause to their charter, preventing future contracts with any cities that discriminate.

Sports Announcer Charges Out of the Closet

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 3
Mark McAdams has been an announcer for the UK channel Sky Sports for the better part of a decade. And, he's revealed in a recent interview, he's gay -- and always has been.

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