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

January 31, 2014

GLAAD Media Awards nominees highlight out LGBT athletes

Yesterday GLAAD announced the nominees for its 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, and several of the nominees are about out LGBT athletes as the mainstream media is paying more attention to the changing culture in professional sports, more high-profile athletes are coming out, and events like the Olympic games in Sochi are throwing a spotlight on global treatment of LGBT people.

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IOC reassures freedom to criticize Russia's anti-LGBT laws, at least in media interviews

The Coalition of Russian LGBT organizations received an official response from the International Olympic Committee to their November request for clarification on the impact the ‘propaganda’ law may have on the Winter Games, particularly – on the work of the media and on behavior and statements of the participants.

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January 30, 2014

The Very Short List: Who Is Gay in the Olympics?

Five openly LGBT athletes will represent the LGBT community in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Professional boxers Ana Laura "La Monita" Esteche and Johanna "Yoki" Giménez come out, announce they're together

Argentinian boxer Ana Laura "La Monita" Esteche, who just won the light welterweight championship for the World Boxing Association, came out in a post-competition interview. Her partner happens to be another WBA boxer, Johanna "Yoki" Giménez.
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January 28, 2014

Conner Mertens came out to his college football team last night. Now he comes out publicly.

A place kicker at Willamette University in Oregon, Conner Mertens publicly came out as bisexual. He began his coming out journey by sharing about being bisexual with the head coach of his football team.

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