"Quiero romper todo estereotipo. Soy un caballero, un atleta y un profesional cuando me trepo al ring. Me siento muy contento con toda la gente que me está apoyando y estoy ansioso de convertirme en campeón para Puerto Rico y mi comunidad."
Lesbian Russian journalist Masha Gessen participated in a roundtable discussion on CNN last week, where she continued her outspoken opposition to her home country's increasingly violent and far-reaching crackdown on LGBT people.
Super-diva and LGBT ally Cher, has turned down an invitation to attend and sing at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The singing star cited Russia's anti-LGBT laws and violence against LGBT people as the reason she will not participate.
All 92 Premier League and Football League football clubs, plus 42 pro teams in Scotland, have been sent rainbow lacess by LGBT rights group Stonewall to encourage them to be worn on Septemember 21 and 22 as part of The Right Behind Gay Footballers campaign.
LGBT Night Out will be held September 29 against the Colorado Rockies and feature a yet to be announced “celebrity First Pitch” and the National Anthem performed by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles.
The Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are less than six month months away. But a controversy over a Russian law that bans propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations could cast a shadow over the competition and negatively impact the Olympic movement.