Responding to the International Olympic Committee's request for "clarification" about how Russia's anti-LGBT laws will affect Olympic athletes at the Winter Games in Sochi next year, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs today issued a statement confirming that LGBT athletes and spectators will be safe — as long as they don't discuss or disclose their orientation.

August 12 2013 8:50 PM

Out olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe's new team is making waves as the first U.S. professional women's team to join the You Can Play Project, dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports.

August 01 2013 8:16 PM

Truth Wins Out, a group dedicated to exposing what it calls the myth of the "Ex-gay movement," launched a petition asking NBC to take out anchor Rachel Maddow to Russia in 2014.

July 31 2013 4:00 PM

Lizbians rejoice! Out mixed martial arts fighter Liz Carmouche took home her fifth career victory in a UFC fight — against openly gay newcomer Jessica Andrade.

July 29 2013 5:07 PM

Julie Hermann, Rutgers University's athletic director, caused quite a stir by quietly coming out as a lesbian.

July 26 2013 5:44 PM

For the first time in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, two out lesbians will fight one another in Seattle next week.

July 17 2013 4:22 PM

The legendary Billie Jean King is making history again! This time, she becomes the first sports figure to be profiled on PBS’s American Masters, and just in time for her 70th birthday.

July 16 2013 1:42 PM