Sports

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

October 30, 2013

Russians plan Gay Games after Sochi Olympics

The Russian LGBT Sports Federation plans to host the Russian Open Games after the closing ceremony at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

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October 30, 2013

Dexter Manley banned from radio program for using gay slur

Former Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley is banned from a radio program on WTOP radio after using a gay slur in reference to Troy Aikman.

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Report from Russia: For IOC President, Russia is not the place to talk about LGBT non-discrimination

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee refused to meet with representatives of a coalition of Russian LGBT organizations during his Sochi visit, offering a meeting in Lausanne instead. LGBT activists in Russia see this decision as yet another indicator that the Sochi Olympics are far from being a platform to uphold and promote the Olympic values.

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October 29, 2013

TAKE ACTION: Call on US Olympic Committee to host Pride House events in Sochi

Pride House International has launched efforts to partner with national houses at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games
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October 29, 2013

International Olympic Committee president meets with Putin and passes over LGBT invitation

Thomas Bach, the newly elected president of The International Olympic Committee, made his first visit to Sochi Russia

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October 28, 2013

Ayanbadejo reshapes LGBT advocacy in sports

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo says he is just a “concerned citizen” with no agenda other than to make the world a better place

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