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Gay Games 9 Opening Ceremonies Welcome Thousands to Cleveland

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Aug 10, 2014
The Mayors of Cleveland and Akron were on hand to welcome thousands of athletes and visitors from more than 50 countries and 48 states when the 2014 Gay Games kicked off on Saturday night.

Some White Sox Fans Angered Over LGBT Event

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Some fans of the Chicago White Sox took to social media websites this week, expressing their outrage that the baseball team will host a LGBT-friendly event called "LGBT Pride Night: Out at the Sox."

Dinah Hosts Gay Games 9 "Victory Party"

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
On August 13, the legendary Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend -- the biggest lesbian event of its kind in the world -- will host the only official Gay Games-sanctioned women party in Cleveland, Ohio.

Del Shores Emcees Drag Queen World Series; Funds for Life Group LA

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 6, 2014
On May 10, comedian and writer Del Shores will serve as the emcee for the 3rd Annual Drag Queen World Series, with all funds going to The Life Group LA.

Eight Greats in Lesbian Sports

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 30, 2014
From the courts to the gridiron, these eight women broke ground and shaped an industry

New Poll: 81% of MLB Ready for Out Player

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Just as the 2014 baseball season is about to begin, ESPN Magazine released a new poll that revealed that the majority of baseball players are ready to accept an openly gay player in Major League Baseball.

Jason Collins Gets Anti-Gay Taunts From NBA Player

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
The NBA’s first openly gay player, Jason Collins, said that he is keeping his cool despite anti-gay taunts from other players.

Major League Soccer OKs Gay Player Protections

Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Major League Soccer has agreed to new measures to protect gay players from discrimination and harassment as a result of meetings with New York’s attorney general.

Va. Transgender Sports Policy Called Too Narrow

Friday Feb 21, 2014
Critics say a new Virginia policy on transgender high school athletes is too restrictive because it applies only to students who have undergone formal sex-reassignment surgery.

Dallas News Anchor Schools Bigots on LGBT’s Place in Sports

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
A video of a sports anchor for Dallas’s ABC affiliate station WFAA has gone viral this week. In the clip, the anchor gives a surprising, yet extremely touching speech about LGBT acceptance in sports, specifically in the National Football League.