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Gay Games IX :: So Many Reasons to Go

SPORTS | By Thom Senzee | Sunday Jul 27, 2014
The Gay Games are just about as big as the International Olympics in terms of the number of athletic participants the events draw, say organizers. They've also had a huge impact on the lives of those in the LGBT community.

Eric Stonestreet

'Modern Family' Star: Acceptance Will Grow for Gay Athletes

SPORTS | By John Carucci | Jul 24
Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL.

Cleveland, Ohio, plays host to Gay Games 9: August 9-16, 2014.

Acquiring a Taste for Cleveland During Gay Games 9

SPORTS | By Sarah Jaquay | Jul 24
Heading to Cleveland for Gay Games 9? We hope you arrive with an appetite. EDGE's local correspondent offers insider tips on the city's best bites.

David Tyree (85) works against defensive back Kevin Dockery.

Ex-Football Player Comes Under Fire for Gay Conversion Therapy Tweets

SPORTS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 23
Supporters of New Jersey's ban on gay conversion therapy are up in arms over anti-gay comments made by newly installed Giants Director of Player Development David Tyree.

Zak Hardaker

UK Rugby Player: I'm a 'Better Person' After Gay Slur Ban

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 20
British Rugby League player Zak Hardaker said this week that his recent training on LGBT issues with the LGBT rugby team the Manchester Canalsiders has helped him become "a better person" after he was banned from five-matches for using an anti-gay slur.

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe

Vikings Suspend Priefer for 3 Games

SPORTS | By Dave Campbell | Jul 19
The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to an LGBT rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe's allegations of anti-gay slurs made by Priefer.

Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner

Briner Blossoming in WNBA After Rough 1st Year

SPORTS | By Bob Baum | Jul 17
After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.

Former major league outfielder Billy Bean, left, Lutha Burke and Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, right, pose for a photo after a news conference at baseball's All-Star game,

MLB Appoints Billy Bean Consultant for Inclusion

SPORTS | By Dave Campbell | Jul 16
The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret. Nearly two decades later, part of Bean's new job will be to help keep someone else from making the same decision

Chris Kluwe

Chris Kluwe's Lawyer Threatens to Sue Vikings

SPORTS | Jul 15
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue the team over allegations of anti-gay conduct by a coach, his lawyer said Tuesday.

MLB to Honor Gay Pioneer in Baseball at Today's All-Star Game

SPORTS | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 15
The New York Times reports that in an effort to foster inclusion, a gay former Major League Baseball star, who died of complications from AIDS nearly two decades ago, will be honored at All-Star Game in Minneapolis Tuesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, standing, is flanked by IOC president Thomas Bach, left, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Blatter: FIFA Must Do More Against Racism

SPORTS | Jul 14
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized the way discrimination incidents were dealt with at World Cup matches.