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Mexican, Brazilian Teams May Face Penalties for Slur-Slinging Fans
June 19 2014 2:08 PM ET

World Cup Teams May Face Penalties for Slur-Slinging Fans

Annie Hollenbeck

Two teams competing in the World Cup are under investigation after their fans used slurs against opponents.

June 19 2014 8:31 AM ET

Judy Shepard to Present Jason Collins With Trailblazer Award

Edith Windsor, Roberta Kaplan, and Orange Is the New Black also to be honored

June 18 2014 1:10 PM ET

California School District Wins Battle For Equality in Girls' Sports

View at SheWired.com

 Girls at a middle school in Pasadena won't be relegated to only cheering for the boys now.

No, Rep. Aaron Schock Is Not on the Wheaties Box
June 18 2014 12:13 PM ET

No, Rep. Aaron Schock Is Not on the Wheaties Box

Annie Hollenbeck

Antigay congressman Schock did not appear on a box of cereal made by a company that has been increasingly supportive of its LGBT workers.

World Cup Players, Fans Urged to Stop the Slurs
June 17 2014 1:10 PM ET

World Cup Players, Fans Urged to Stop the Slurs

Annie Hollenbeck

Now that the World Cup is under way, the attitude on the field and in the stands must be addressed.

Michael Sam's Adorable Instagram Moments
June 17 2014 4:03 AM ET

Michael Sam's Adorable Instagram Moments

Annie Hollenbeck

Let's celebrate Michael Sam being signed with the Rams by reminiscing over his most adorable Instagram moments from the last year.

Michael Sam Signed by St. Louis Rams
June 13 2014 5:16 PM ET

Michael Sam Signed by St. Louis Rams

Annie Hollenbeck

The first openly gay man drafted by the NFL was offered a four-year, $2.65 million contract.

June 13 2014 2:41 PM ET

Michael Sam Signs Four-Year, $2.65 Million Deal With St. Louis Rams

On Thursday, Michael Sam made history again when he signed a four-year contract with the St. Louis Rams making him an official member of the team and first out player in the NFL.

Michael Sam Adjusts at Rams Training Camp
June 10 2014 2:10 PM ET

Michael Sam on Future: 'I Have Got to Step My Game Up'

Annie Hollenbeck

As the St. Louis Rams' preseason approaches, gay pro hopeful Michael Sam says he knows he's got to toughen up to compete in the NFL.

Op-ed: What We’ve Failed to Remember With the T Word
June 06 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What We’ve Failed to Remember With the T Word

Cyd Zeigler

The T word issue puts gay men into Animal Farm territory.

Nike Returns To Pride Month With More Gear
June 05 2014 5:11 PM ET

Nike Returns To Pride Month With More Gear

Annie Hollenbeck

LGBT-supportive company, Nike, shows its pride.

Hockey: Oilers Captain to March in Edmonton Pride
June 05 2014 1:21 PM ET

Hockey: Oilers Captain to March in Edmonton Pride

Annie Hollenbeck

The captain of the Edmonton Oilers announced that he will be participating in this weekend's pride parade.

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