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.
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.
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.
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.