Maddow: Gay Athletes in Sochi Are Brave
January 24 2014 2:59 PM ET

Maddow: Gay Athletes in Sochi Are Brave

Michelle Garcia

Rachel Maddow says LGBT athletes being out at the games will be like a "one-finger salute" to Vladimir Putin."

WATCH: WWE Star John Cena Supports Gay Wrestlers
January 21 2014 7:03 PM ET

WATCH: WWE Star John Cena Supports Gay Wrestlers

Jase Peeples

John Cena expressed support for fellow WWE star Darren Young's decision to publicly come out as gay on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live.

PHOTOS: Soccer Fans Take a Stand for LGBT Nigerians
January 20 2014 1:55 PM ET

PHOTOS: Soccer Fans Take a Stand for LGBT Nigerians

Sunnivie Brydum

Several soccer fans waved pro-LGBT banners and rainbow flags at a match between the Nigerian and South African national teams on Sunday.

Putin's PR Contradicts Reality
January 19 2014 6:19 PM ET

Putin's PR Contradicts Reality

Lucas Grindley

Russia's president claims no one is discriminated against and no one is hurt by antigay laws — meanwhile, arrests continue.

NBC's Maria Sharapova Isn't Going to Talk About LGBT People
January 18 2014 1:46 PM ET

Don't Ask NBC's Maria Sharapova to Talk About Gay Russia

Lucas Grindley

As part of NBC's Olympics coverage, the tennis star is assigned to share stories about how beautiful it is to live in Russia, where she's from.

Putin to Gays: Leave Kids Alone and You'll Be Safe
January 17 2014 12:46 PM ET

Putin to Gays: Leave Kids Alone and You'll Be Safe

Sunnivie Brydum

The Russian president contends LGBT people will be welcome in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, as long as they don't try to speak to children.

Kluwe Won't Shy Away From Suing Vikings If Necessary
January 16 2014 4:28 PM ET

WATCH: Chris Kluwe Will Sue Vikings If Necessary

Michelle Garcia

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says that if the internal investigation clears the management of any homophobia or an antigay locker room environment, he'll sue.

January 15 2014 10:38 PM ET

IOC Member To US: Don’t Send Lesbians To Russia

A senior member of the of the International Olympic Committee has criticized the United States for “send[ing] four lesbians to Russia.”

U.K. Semipro Footballer Liam Davis Comes Out
January 14 2014 5:46 PM ET

U.K. Semipro Footballer Liam Davis Comes Out

Sunnivie Brydum

The Gainsborough Trinity midfielder came out as gay in an interview published Saturday in the Lincolnshire Echo.

Brazilian Diver Ian Matos Comes Out as Gay
January 13 2014 1:08 PM ET

Brazilian Diver Ian Matos Comes Out as Gay

Jase Peeples

The champion diver says he was inspired to be open about his sexuality after British Olympic medalist Tom Daley revealed he’s dating a man.

WATCH: Gay Athletes Featured in New CNN Documentary
January 09 2014 3:45 PM ET

WATCH: Meet the Out Athletes Changing The Game

Michael Regula

Blake Skjellerup, Robbie Rogers, and Brittney Griner share their personal stories in Journey of the Gay Athlete, airing Saturday on CNN International.

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