Summer Loving In London

How did the gay athletes fare at the London 2012 games?

August 13 2012 2:06 PM

Australian diver Matthew Mitcham says he will dive naked if he successfully defends the gold medal he won in Beijing during the 10-meter platform dive.

Outsports reports on SB Nation, that the openly gay diver pledged to dive without his swim suit if he wins the gold, despite battling abdominal injury and a crowded 10-meter field.

Mitcham is scheduled to compete Friday and Saturday.

August 10 2012 2:42 PM

Megan Rapinoe says she's been playing better since she came out. So much so, that she helped the U.S. Women's soccer team win a gold medal Thursday in the final game against Japan. South African archer Karen Hultzer is the latest to join the official count of openly gay athletes, which has reached 23 as the games wrap up this weekend.

August 10 2012 1:53 PM

Great Britain's dressage team, which includes out equestrian rider Carl Hester won gold on Tuesday, while Team USA, featuring Jan Ebeling riding Ann Romney's horse Rafalca, placed sixth. Tuesday's win earned Hester, 45, his first Olympic medal.

The German team won the silver medal and the Dutch team, featuring out rider Edward Gal, took the bronze.

Romney, wife of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, said she was not disappointed that Ebeling and Rafalca would not advance to the individual round.

August 08 2012 1:40 PM

They played, they scored, they medaled. Here's where Team LGBT stands after the first week at the Olympic games.

August 03 2012 6:43 PM Updated

UPDATE: The Washington Blade, which first reported that wrestler Elena Pirozhkov is a lesbian, now says she is not. The Advocate regrets the error.


July 31 2012 11:58 AM

A lovely show of affection in London.

July 30 2012 4:37 PM