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In an Olympic first, Isadora Cerullo accepted a marriage proposal Monday from her partner of two years, Marjorie Enya.

August 13 2016 11:53 AM

The vast majority of nations participating in the Rio Olympics have no out athletes, a reminder that many obstacles remain in the global progress of LGBT rights.

August 12 2016 6:18 PM

"I want to be an inspiration, but I would like there to be a day when it is not ‘Simone the black swimmer,'" Manuel told reporters.

August 12 2016 3:57 PM

While men dominate sports coverage year-round, the Olympics offers a brief glimpse at the talent of female athletes. 

August 12 2016 11:19 AM

After editing out details that could endanger the lives of athletes from nations where being gay is punishable by death, the editors issued an apology, then decided to withdraw the article altogether.

August 12 2016 3:07 AM

The Daily Beast "should be ashamed" of the article, which could potentially endanger closeted athletes, says Amini Fonua, a swimmer from Tonga.

August 11 2016 8:44 PM Updated