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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
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) changed its social media moderation policy in response to advocates who pointed out concerning language contained in the "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual" section that sanctioned the use of the phrase "that's so gay."
Two cases surfaced this week revealing proof of a shift in attitudes toward LGBT individuals in the world of sports. Rutgers Athletic Director, Julie Hermann, openly revealed she was gay in her biography on Rutgers' official website. Meanwhile, the basketball coach of Saunders High School in Yonkers, New York, came out to his players and the nation by telling his inspirational testimony of coming out.
Liz Carmouche made history this past February when she became the first openly gay fighter and one of the first two female fighters in the history of the UFC. GLAAD spoke with Carmouche as she prepares to take on Jessica Andrade this weekend in her first match since UFC 157.
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GO! Athletes, the LGBTQ athlete empowerment network, has launched a social media campaign in support of transgender mixed martial arts fighter Fallon Fox. The campaign, #Fight4Fallon, will encourage everyone to become #FallonFighters.
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Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis is engaged! According to People, the diving champion plans to wed his partner, paralegal Johnny Challiot, this fall.