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Violet Palmer

NBA Ref Violet Palmer to Marry Long Time Partner

SPORTS | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday.

Tony Hawk

Skateboarding Icon Tony Hawk Comes Out for Same-Sex Marriage

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 31
Skateboarding icon Tony Hawk announced his support for same-sex marriage in a video clip for the Human Rights Campaign posted to the LGBT organization's YouTube channel Wednesday.

St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam

Michael Sam Factor Prepares Rams for Sensitivity Session

SPORTS | By R.B. Fallstrom | Jul 30
To guard against another bullying scandal, NFL teams are holding sensitivity sessions during training camp.

Kyle Kingsburry

UFC Fighter Sports Gay Proud Shorts at Weigh-In

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Jul 29
UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury showed off his pink "Legalize Gay" underwear just before announcing his retirement from the sport.

Gay Games IX :: So Many Reasons to Go

SPORTS | By Thom Senzee | Jul 27
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.