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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.

Russian Tennis Players Say They've Never Heard of Antigay Law
August 29 2013 4:17 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 6:45 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 7:10 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 2:18 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 12:45 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.

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