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

VIDEO: UN's Ban Ki-moon says we must oppose arrests, discrimination of LGBTI people

United Nations' Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addressed the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) general assembly, urging for action in defense of the LGBT community.

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First GLAAD Gold Medal Winners: Bob Costas and Vladimir Pozner explain anti-LGBT backdrop of Olympics

Last night, NBC began its Olympic coverage with anchor Bob Costas, who didn't waste any time in jumping from the sports and pageantry to Russia's anti-LGBT and human rights violations.
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February 7, 2014

As Olympics begin, LGBT advocates arrested in St Petersburg

The activists held a banner which said: "Discrimination is incompatible with the Olympic Movement. Principle 6. Olympic Charter."

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Great Britain's Channel 4 shines a spotlight on vigilante anti-LGBT groups

Just as the world tunes into the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Great Britain's Channel 4 aired a documentary that looks at the anti-LGBT vigilante groups that have been attacking gay men in Russia.

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Meet Oleg and Dmitriy, LGBT Russian couple seeking asylum in the US

While the world will be watching the Olympic Games in Sochi, GLAAD will continue to raise the profile of LGBT Russians, as a resource to the mainstream media to continue to include Russia's anti-LGBT laws. Our first couple is Oleg Dusaev and Dmitriy Stepanov.

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1996: Olympic torch skipped Atlanta suburb that condemned gay people

Eighteen years ago Olympic officials refused to allow the torch to travel through an Atlanta suburb because of its refusal to repeal a resolution condemning gay people.

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