Sports

Athletic Stars Call on UN States to Protect Sexual Orientation in Olympic Truce

Today, 17 professional athletes came out against attempts by Egypt and Russia to thwart non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation in the United Nations Olympic Truce Resolution. The letter, endorsed by respected athletes such as Billie Jean King, Greg Louganis and Martina Navratilova, is part of the #OlympicSpirit campaign spearheaded by OutRight Action International and(…)

Gay Games 2022 Will Happen in Hong Kong

The Federation of Gay Games (FGG) General Assembly voting took place 30 October 2017 in Paris, France; Hong Kong is the 2022 Gay Games XI presumptive host city. Site inspections of the three finalist cities took place June & July 2017 by a team of inspectors from Australia, Germany, Canada, and the USA. The team(…)

Transgender Woman Will Throw Out First Pitch at St. Louis Cardinals Game

The St. Louis Cardinals may have struck out with LGBTQ fans by featuring Lance Berkman at their annual “Christian Day” in July, but the team is stepping up to the plate for the first official “Pride Night” at Busch Stadium on Friday, Aug. 25th featuring an historic ceremonial first pitch by transgender entertainer Tassandra Crush. Crush, who is Pride St.(…)

Registration Underway for World OutGames Miami

Registration is well underway with sports enthusiasts from more than 40 countries ready to compete during World OutGames Miami 2017, a 10-day event that will bring to life 30 sports and 400 events across the areas of Sport, Culture and Human Rights.  Making its U.S. debut, the Games will welcome thousands of athletes, participants, spectators(…)

NBA will Consider New All-Star Game Host City’s Record on LGBT Rights

  The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sports events. The NCAA board of governors’ decision comes a day after the NBA announced it would pull its All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of its objections to(…)

World OutGames Miami launches early registration for 2017 games

  MIAMI, Fla. – World OutGames Miami, the 10-day event that will bring to life 34 sports and more than 450 events across the areas of Sport, Culture and Human Rights, has launched advanced registration. Thousands of athletes, participants, spectators and thought leaders from around the globe will converge on Miami for World OutGames IV(…)