Russian Tennis Players Say They've Never Heard of Antigay Law
August 29 2013 5:17 PM ET

Russian Tennis Players Say They've Never Heard of Antigay Law

Sunnivie Brydum

Four Russian athletes told members of the press in New York this week they haven't heard anything about Russia's nationwide ban on 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.' Those who were familiar were loath to speak on the law.

August 28 2013 7:45 PM ET

Brazilian Soccer Player's 'Gay' Kiss Angers Bigoted Fans

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Some Corinthians supporters lost their minds when Emerson Sheik celebrated a recent victory by kissing a male friend.

US Figure Skater Says Speaking Out Against Antigay Law Would Be Rude
August 27 2013 8:10 PM ET

Skater Says Speaking Out in Russia Would Be 'Rude'

Jase Peeples

Three-time U.S. national champion figure skater Jeremy Abbott claims voicing disapproval of Russia’s antigay law at the Sochi Winter Games would make him 'look like an ass.'

August 26 2013 3:18 PM ET

Blake Skjellerup: I Need Your Help to Get to the Sochi Olympics

A new fundraising campaign aims to get the out gay speed skater the funds and support he needs to represent our community in Russia

WATCH: NHL Star Sidney Crosby Doesn't Agree With Russia's Antigay Law
August 26 2013 1:45 PM ET

WATCH: NHL Star Doesn't Agree With Russia's Antigay Law

Sunnivie Brydum

The captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins says that having grown up in Canada, he doesn't understand why Russia is so opposed to LGBT equality.

August 25 2013 8:00 AM ET

WATCH: Robbie Rogers Says Teammates Tease Him in the Showers

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The out soccer player talks friendly locker room banter on Chelsea Lately.

August 23 2013 10:52 AM ET

Australian Olympic Hopeful Belle Brockhoff Comes Out

"I want to be proud of who I am and be proud of all the work I've done to get into the Olympics."

Russian Athletes Deny Kiss Was Protest of Antigay Laws
August 20 2013 2:46 PM ET

Russian Athletes Deny Kiss Was Protest of Antigay Laws

Jase Peeples

Yulia Gushchina and Ksenia Ryzhova say speculation over the kiss they shared at World Athletics Championships in Moscow was the product of 'sick fantasies.'

NHL Stars: Russian Anti-LGBT Law 'Awful, Completely Wrong'
August 19 2013 3:43 PM ET

NHL Stars: Russian Anti-LGBT Law 'Awful, Completely Wrong'

Sunnivie Brydum

Two Swedish hockey players, currently competing in the NHL but likely to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, registered their disapproval of the nation's ban on so-called homosexual propaganda.

Russian Athletes Kiss - or Was It 'Propaganda'?
August 18 2013 12:25 PM ET

Russian Athletes Kiss — or Was It 'Propaganda'?

Lucas Grindley

What could be a congratulatory kiss between two gold medalists at the world championships in Moscow set off speculation about whether it was actually a protest of Russia's antigay laws.

Rainbow-Colored Nail Polish Breaks Rules, Athlete Told in Moscow
August 17 2013 12:17 PM ET

Rainbow Nail Polish Breaks Rules, Athlete Told in Moscow

Lucas Grindley

When athletes protest Russia's so-called "gay propaganda" law, they're already facing trouble.

Russian Athlete Says She Was Misunderstood on Antigay Law
August 16 2013 6:14 PM ET

Russian Athlete Says She Was Misunderstood

Trudy Ring

'I am opposed to any discrimination against gay people,' says Yelena Isinbayeva.

Swedish Athletes Don Rainbow Nails at Moscow World Championships
August 15 2013 4:14 PM ET

Athletes Don Rainbow Nails at Moscow World Championships

Sunnivie Brydum

Two Swedish athletes took a subtle stand for equality at the world championships in Moscow, while a Russian gold medalist said she supports the suppression of LGBT identities.

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