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Who Wants David Stern to ‘Shh’ on Olympics?
September 13 2013 2:43 PM ET

Who Wants David Stern to ‘Shh’ on Olympics?

Trudy Ring

The sporting world is missing an opportunity to speak against homophobia, says the NBA commissioner, but he doesn't say who's responsible for the gag order.

September 12 2013 6:00 PM ET

35 Reasons We're Glad Wrestling Is Back in the Olympics

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Why do gay men love to watch wrestling? Let us count the ways!

Will Qatar Repeat Russia's Global Sport Problem?
September 11 2013 4:47 PM ET

Will Qatar Repeat Russia's Global Sport Problem?

Michelle Garcia

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar, but will there be problems for LGBT spectators or athletes?

Sochi Organizer Asks IOC to Help Stop Outcry Over Antigay Law
September 10 2013 4:09 PM ET

Sochi Organizer Asks IOC to Stop Outcry Over Antigay Law

Jase Peeples

'It's very important to have your support to stop this campaign and this speculation regarding this issue,' Dmitry Chernyshenko recently told the IOC regarding backlash over Russia's antigay law.

September 10 2013 8:31 AM ET

WATCH: Keith Olbermann Rant Against Sochi Olympics on ESPN

'It's terrified the money,' the TV host explains.

Fox Fires Sports Broadcaster for Antigay Remarks
September 08 2013 12:49 PM ET

Fox Fires Sports Broadcaster for Antigay Remarks

Daniel Reynolds

Fox Sports Southwest has decided not to take on broadcaster Craig James because of past antigay comments.

Speed Skater Anastasia Bucsis Is 'Proud to Be Gay'
September 05 2013 10:54 AM ET

Speed Skater Anastasia Bucsis Is 'Proud to Be Gay'

Michelle Garcia

Bucsis, a long-track speed skater, joins a growing group of gay athletes looking for a spot at this year's Olympics in Russia.

IOC Says Olympic Village's 'Mayor' Could Lose Title Over Antigay Comment
September 05 2013 8:15 AM ET

IOC Says Olympic Village's 'Mayor' Could Lose Title Over Antigay Comment

Lucas Grindley

The athlete says she was misunderstood, but the IOC is reportedly considering whether to replace her anyway.

Boycott, Ban, or Move? For & Against's Jim Morrision Tackles the Russian Olympics
September 05 2013 7:00 AM ET

Russian Olympics: Boycott, Ban, or Move?

Robbie Imes

Here TV's Jim Morrison outlines key arguments surrounding the upcoming games.

WATCH: The Diana Nyad Documentary Trailer
September 02 2013 12:04 PM ET

WATCH: The Diana Nyad Documentary Trailer

Advocate.com Editors

The documentary was listed among The Advocate's favorites of this year's Outfest.

WATCH: Diana Nyad's Message on Getting Older
September 02 2013 11:42 AM ET

WATCH: Diana Nyad's Message on Getting Older

Lucas Grindley

Diana Nyad turned 64 just last month. And on that occasion, she struck an enthusiastic tone about getting older. In the video below, she offers an inspiring message on aging that she says "you won't believe" if you're not yet in your sixties.

Diana Nyad Never Gave Up, Made History
September 02 2013 10:39 AM ET September 02 2013 7:38 PM ET

Diana Nyad Never Gave Up, Made History

Lucas Grindley

The fifth attempt for out swimmer Diana Nyad to cross from Cuba to Florida ended successfully.

Outspoken Advocate Chris Kluwe Once Again Has No Team
September 01 2013 3:20 PM ET

Outspoken Advocate Chris Kluwe Once Again Has No Team

Lucas Grindley

After a season that included speaking out for equality, punter Chris Kluwe is so far without a job.

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