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Chris Kluwe Reaches Settlement With Vikings Over Discrimination Claims
August 18 2014 5:05 PM ET

Chris Kluwe Reaches Settlement With Vikings Over Discrimination Claims

Annie Hollenbeck

After engaging in a battle with the Minnesota Vikings over claims of a hostile and homophobic locker room, punter Chris Kluwe has settled with the his former team.

New MLB Head Is LGBT Ally Rob Manfred
August 15 2014 1:29 PM ET

New MLB Head Is LGBT Ally Rob Manfred

Annie Hollenbeck

Major League Baseball will roll out a new internship program to increase LGBT visibility and inclusiveness in the league.

Athlete Comes Out, Becomes Only Active Gay Football College Player
August 13 2014 5:51 PM ET

Division I College Football Gets Its Only Out Player

Annie Hollenbeck

By coming out, the backup offensive lineman is currently the only openly gay football player in Division I of the NCAA.

Catholic High School Stands by Gay Coach After He Came Out
August 13 2014 2:35 PM ET

Catholic School Stands by Gay Coach After Coming Out

Annie Hollenbeck

A volleyball coach says he was worried about his job after revealing that he is gay.

10 Swoon-Worthy Photos of Blake Skjellerup and Fiancé Saul Carrasco
August 13 2014 7:35 AM ET

10 Swoon-Worthy Photos of Olympian and His New Fiancé

Annie Hollenbeck

Here are 10 of the cutest moments Skjellerup caught on Instagram with his husband-to-be.

NFL Cracks Down Against On-Field Slurs
August 13 2014 4:00 AM ET

NFL Cracks Down Against On-Field Slurs

Annie Hollenbeck

As the NFL readies for its first season with an openly gay player on the field, the league has decided it's time to squash the use of offensive language.

PHOTOS: Cheerleaders, Pointer Sisters, and the President Kick Off 2014 Gay Games
August 12 2014 6:04 AM ET

PHOTOS: Opening Ceremonies of the Gay Games

Advocate.com Editors

Cleveland knows how to throw a party.

PHOTOS: Josh Hutcherson Scores Big With LGBT Youth Event
August 12 2014 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Josh Hutcherson Scores Big With LGBT Youth Event

Jase Peeples

Celebrities combined their star power for a good cause that prepares and trains young adults on how to become LGBT allies.

Will Baseball's Next Commissioner Be an LGBT Ally?
August 12 2014 3:45 AM ET

Will Baseball's Next Commissioner Be an LGBT Ally?

Annie Hollenbeck

Three men are being considered to take baseball's top job, and one of them is a strong LGBT ally.

Op-ed: Hating the Sin Is Hating the Sinner
August 11 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Hating the Sin Is Hating the Sinner

Annie Hollenbeck

An executive for the Baltimore Ravens invokes the tired 'hate the sin, love the sinner' philosophy, but is that truly Christlike?

Obama Acknowledges Global LGBT Rights Movement At Gay Games
August 10 2014 11:56 AM ET

President Obama Makes Gay Games Appearance

Michelle Garcia

President Obama welcomes foreign LGBT athletes to the United States for Gay Games 9 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Daniel Radcliffe Says Michael Sam Is 'Brilliant'
August 10 2014 7:21 AM ET

Daniel Radcliffe Says Michael Sam Is 'Brilliant'

Annie Hollenbeck

What If star Daniel Radcliffe is a big football fan, and he's amazed that openly gay player Michael Sam was the 249th pick in the NFL draft.

Michael Sam Makes Pre-Season Debut In St. Louis
August 09 2014 12:08 PM ET

Michael Sam Makes Pre-Season Debut In St. Louis

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam made a tackle put the pressure on Saints' third-string quarterback Ryan Griffin in his first NFL game.

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