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Dutee Chand, who faced gender testing in order to compete, objects that athletes flew economy class to Rio while managers received business-class accommodations. 

August 08 2016 7:56 PM Updated

"Brazil is a vast country and all its diversity should be somehow represented in this event,” said the model.

August 06 2016 8:22 PM

"It is personally hurtful," said Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team.

August 06 2016 5:43 PM

The general manager of the Chicago Fire asked fans at Toyota Park to stop using a Spanish slur that many people consider antigay. 

August 04 2016 7:16 PM

The out Olympian told HBO's Bill Simmons she was not ready to "outwardly support" Donald Trump but that she remains a conservative, to help the GOP "do better when it comes to LGBT issues.”

August 04 2016 10:14 AM
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