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Collins says one rival has made gay taunts – reports

Jason Collins. AP

Brooklyn Nets center Jason Collins, the NBA’s first openly gay player, said he has been the subject of taunts from only one opponent in the month since his groundbreaking debut.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Collins’ Nets jersey sale proceeds to go to gay rights groups

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The NBA said Friday it will donate all proceeds from the sale of Brooklyn Nets jerseys that once belonged to Jason Collins to two gay rights groups.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Nets may make Collins first openly gay player

Jason Collins. AP

Jason Collins, who revealed his homosexuality last April, could become the first openly gay player in the NBA by signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN reported Thursday.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Navratilova urges Olympic body over gay rights

In this photo provided by the United Nations, U.S. Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova addresses a discussion on the theme, “Sport comes out against homophobia,” held in observance of Human Rights Day at United Nations headquarters, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. Navratilova and former NBA player Jason Collins appeared at the U.N. to urge world sports bodies like the International Olympic Committee and FIFA to do more to support gay athletes during a special event celebrating International Human Rights Day. AP/The United Nations, Eskinder Debebe

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova hit out at the IOC on Tuesday, accusing the Olympic body of “putting their head in the sand” over gay rights.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

British diver Tom Daley says he is dating a man

Tom Daley

Olympic diver Tom Daley says he is in a relationship with a man.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sochi becomes rallying cause for gay rights activists

NORTH POLE : A handout picture taken during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay on October 25, 2013, and released by the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee shows the torch relay on the North Pole. Russia has lit the Olympic flame at the North Pole for the first time as part of a spectacular relay ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, organisers said on Friday. AFP

To the surprise and displeasure of the Kremlin, the Winter Olympics in Sochi have become a rallying cause for the gay rights movement after Russia adopted a law slammed around the world as homophobic.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Paris to host 2018 Gay Games

The Eiffel tower in Paris

Paris won the right to host the 2018 Gay Games on Monday erasing memories of their defeat to German city Cologne for the 2010 edition.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

WWE wrestling star comes out as gay

The testosterone-fuelled world of professional wrestling marked a notable first on Thursday as Darren Young became the sport’s first openly gay active athlete.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Puerto Rico gay boxer Orlando Cruz to marry

Orlando Cruz  AP File Photo

Puerto Rican gay boxer Orlando Cruz has proposed marriage to his partner after recently announcing he was gay.

Posted: August 15th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tyson backs Australian PM on sexism

Mike Tyson AFP PHOTO

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s scathing speech against sexism won unlikely backing from controversial former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson Sunday, who said history was on her side.

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Saudi sets rules for first women competitors

File photo provided by LOCOG shows an aerial view of the Olympic Park showing the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, foreground and the Aquatics Center, white building at left.  AP/Anthony Charlton/LOCOG

Saudi sportswomen, who have been given the go-ahead to compete in the Olympics for the first time in London later this month, must respect the ultra-conservative kingdom’s rules, its sports chief said in remarks published Monday.

Posted: July 2nd, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Saudi rules out sending women athletes to London Olympics

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The head of the Saudi Olympic Committee has ruled out sending women athletes from the ultra-conservative kingdom to the London Olympics this summer, local dailies reported on Thursday.

Posted: April 5th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Nepal launches ‘gay Olympics’

Nepal is to stage Asia’s first ever multi-sport games for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, organisers announced on Monday.

Posted: March 20th, 2012 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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