In 1962 boxer Emile Griffith was in the ring against Benny Paret, when he seemed to explode with anger and pummeled his opponent with such force that, after getting knocked out, Paret died of his injuries. It was eventually revealed that before that some time before the fight Paret had called Griffith a "maricón."
NBC Sports has pledged to expose Russia’s anti-gay “propaganda” law during its exclusive coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Stochi. Since the law’s passage on June 10, however, NBC’s news programming has almost completely ignored the controversy surrounding the measure, raising concerns about their willingness to report on the law during the event next February.
The upcoming 11th season of CBS' Two and a Half Men will see Amber Tamblyn appearing in a recurring role as Jenny, the long-lost daughter of the now deceased Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen). Series creator Chuck Lorre has confirmed to E! that Jenny is bisexual, saying, "The idea that she loves women seems to be something that just felt right."
Kyle Krieger and Royce Wadsworth are competing on the NBC Bear Grylls survival show Get Out Alive. In this week's episode, Ryan, a heterosexual contestant from Alabama, has a revelation when he discovers that Kyle and Royce are gay.