Sports

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

Trans sports writer and GLAAD Board Member Christina Kahrl responds to Grantland.com story on Dr. V.

Sports blog Grantland.com publishes two responses to last week's disturbing story by Caleb Hannan titled "Dr. V's Magical Putter," including one by trans sports writer, advocate, and GLAAD Board Member, Christina Kahrl.

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Transgender woman commits suicide following sports blog's decision to out her

Last week, the sports blog Grantland.com published a story titled "Dr. V's Magical Putter." What began as a story about the technology behind the "scientifically superior" Yar golf club devolved into an investigation of its inventor, Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as Dr. V. While fact-checking Dr. V's academic background, the author discovered that Dr. V was a transgender woman. When Dr. V learned that the article would reveal her transgender status, she demanded that the author respect her privacy - describing being outed against her will as a "hate crime." When this request was refused, Dr. V committed suicide in October, 2013.

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January 22, 2014

Finnish sports minister to skip Sochi Olympics opening ceremony

In a recent interview, Finland's Sports Minister Paavo Arhinmaki stated that he will not be attending the Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sochi.

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January 21, 2014

Former Red Skins tight end Jerry Smith profiled on NFL Network's Football Life

NFL Network will air its new documentary Jerry Smith: A Football Life, on Tuesday, January 21 at 9:00 PM ET.

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January 17, 2014

The GLAAD Wrap: Rosie guest stars on 'The Fosters,' 'Date and Switch' gets a trailer, and 'The Foxy Merkins' needs help

Every week, The GLAAD Wrap brings you LGBT-related entertainment news highlights, fresh stuff to watch out for, and f

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January 16, 2014

Olympic Village mayors defend Russia's anti-LGBT law

Just weeks before the Opening Ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, Olympic Village "mayors" have spoken in favor of the anti-LGBT "propaganda law."

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January 16, 2014

VIDEO: John Cena on gay WWE Superstars

A WWE wrestler, John Cena speaks about Darren Young’s public coming out announcement

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January 15, 2014

LGBT issues may eclipse Winter Olympic Games

Despite the biggest sporting event in the world rapidly approaching, Russia is getting a lot of attention over an issue of a different nature.

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