Sports

Stories that show how athletes, teams, leagues, and journalists who cover the world of sports are dealing with LGBT-related issues

Snapshots: Michael Sam, why immigration matters, LGBT Russians, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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NY Giants, New England Patriots, First Family, more speak in support of gay NFL prospect Michael Sam

Michael Sam, Defensive End NFL prospect, has received support on his coming out announcement from big name celebrities, fellow players and media members and now NFL team owners have spoken out in support.
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February 10, 2014

Bisexual speed skater takes home the gold in Sochi

Netherlands speed skater Ireen Wüst, who is open about her bisexuality, won first place Sunday in the 3,000-meter competition in Sochi.

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LGBT activists arrested in Moscow and St. Petersburg still don't have media coverage

On Friday, groups of LGBT activists in Moscow and St. Petersburg were arrested for demonstrating. So far, the mainstream media hasn't bothered to talk to them.

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Richard Socarides of The New Yorker writes best practices for Olympic sponsors' advertising

In a piece entitled, "Advertisers' Gay-Rights Choice," The New Yorker namec companies that have remained silent and recommended ways in which they could speak out against discriminatory laws and the violence they inspire.

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Meet Pavel Lebedev, the LGBT advocate who raised rainbow visibility alongside the Olympic torch

Pavel Lebedev made the news when he ran alongside of the Olympic torch with a rainbow flag, was tackled and detained. Now you can hear his side of the story.

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February 7, 2014

GLAAD partners with Gay Games to present an LGBT inclusive sporting event

As the Winter Olympics are about to begin under a cloud of anti-LGBT violence and protest, GLAAD is proud to announce its partnership with the 2014 Gay Games.

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