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Olympics claims Russian law isn't anti-gay since jails straights too

In an astounding statement, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Count Jacques Rogge, claimed today that Russia will not …

Wentworth Miller, "Prison Break" Star, Comes Out As Gay, Declining Russian Film Festival Invite

"I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government," he wrote. Miller also wrote Stoker, which came out earlier this year.<p>Actor Wentworth Miller, of <i>Prison Break</i>, came out as "a gay man" in a letter sent Wednesday to the St. Petersburg …

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By Alex Seitz-Wald<p>President Trump seemed to declare his mission to “make America great” accomplished on Saturday as he campaigned for Republican Rick …

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Sochi Olympics Remain Anti Gay

Over the weekend over 2,000 gay rights supporters protested in Amsterdam's largest square condemning the Russian government's anti gay policies. This …

Australian Olympic Hopeful Belle Brockhoff Comes Out Ahead Of Sochi 2014

Australian snowboarder Belle Brockhoff has publicly come out ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Like many athletes before her, Brockhoff, 20, dreams …

Olympic NHLers stand up against anti-gay law in Russia

It was a subject Sidney Crosby could have shown his uncanny ability to stickhandle around.<p>But the Pittsburgh Penguins star centre who is arguably the …

64-Year-Old Diana Nyad Swims From Cuba to Florida Video

On her fifth try, Nyad becomes the first person to complete 110-mile swim without a shark cage.

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IOC consider action over Isinbayeva gay comments | Reuters

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee will consider taking action against pole vault world champion Yelena Isinbayeva, a Youth Olympics ambassador, after her comments in favor of Russia’s new gay law triggered a major controversy last month.<p>Gold medallist Yelena Isinbayeva of …

IOC president Jacques Rogge concedes he is powerless to influence Russia's anti-gay laws ahead of Sochi Games

Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee's outgoing president, has conceded that the world authority can do little to influence Russia's anti-gay laws ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi.<p>Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a law in June making it illegal to give under 18s …

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LGBT Sports Group Pushes IOC to Consider Human Rights in Selection of 2020 Olympics Host

Pride House International–a coalition group of LGBT sports and human rights organizations–has plenty to say about the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, …

New IOC President Should Learn Lessons from Sochi

Many in Germany seem to be getting ready for a German to become the next president of the International Olympic Committee. Thomas Bach, president of …

Tokyo to host 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2020 Summer Games.<p>In voting Saturday in Buenos Aires, the committee picked Tokyo over the two other contenders, Madrid and Istanbul.<p>The announcement came at 5:20 a.m. Tokyo time, but a large crowd watching on an outdoor video …

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Thomas Bach elected new IOC President

Date10 Sep 2013TagsIOC News<p>Thomas Bach of Germany was elected today as the ninth President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following two …

How Much Are Women’s Sports Really Improving On LGBT Issues?

Last week, the City Council in San Antonio passed a non-discrimination ordinance that adds gender identity, sexual orientation, and veteran status to …

Wentworth Miller Talks About Coming Out, Overcoming Struggles at HRC Dinner

Cher Turned Down Sochi Olympics Performance Offer In Protest Of Russia's Anti-Gay Laws

You can add Cher to the ever-growing list of celebrities who have denounced Russia's "gay propaganda" laws.<p>In a new interview, the legendary singer-actress reveals that she turned down the chance to perform at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi because of the country's anti-gay legislation.<p>"I can’t …

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Lance Bass Knows 'Tons' Of Closeted Gay Celebrities, But Won't Out Them

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player<p>Lance Bass says he knows "tons" of closeted gay celebrities, but he has no intention of outing them any time soon.<p>The former NSYNC'er appeared on Bethenny Frankel's show, "Bethenny," Sept. 19 and played a round of "Would You Ever?" backstage. …

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Orlando Cruz, Gay Boxer, Says He Came Out For 'Respect'

Taking a break between training sessions, professional boxer Orlando Cruz spoke with The Guardian about his decision to come out of the closet as a gay athlete and the overall response he's received from his fanbase.<p>“I want respect," he said. "That's it. It's my decision, it's my life." Cruz also …