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Moscow’s Other Games

Moscow’s Other Games

Like all participants of the Russian Open Games, I’m to be investigated before I’m given any information. Not for the usual reasons people are investigated in Russia, but in order to keep the games safe from potential saboteurs. [Read More]

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Seven queer multisport gatherings in 2014

Seven queer multisport gatherings in 2014

From Cleveland to Copenhagen, there are plenty of places to compete without fear of persecution. [Read More]

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Notes from the 10th annual torneo de fútbol rápido para lesbianas (10th annual lesbian street football tournament)

Notes from the 10th annual torneo de fútbol rápido para lesbianas (10th annual lesbian street football tournament)

No matter where in the world I am, and no matter with whom I am speaking, these are the answers to my questions: Football raises us up. It means I can be who I am. It means I don't have to hide. [Read More]

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Spotlight organization: Girls & Football SA

Spotlight organization: Girls & Football SA

This group's work is so important and effective that it's even caught the attention of bad-ass First Lady Michelle Obama. [Read More]

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Spotlight organization: Free Gender

Spotlight organization: Free Gender

Formed in 2008 with the mission to raise awareness about the rights of lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women in the community, Free Gender participates in protests, meetings, and gives educational talks. [Read More]

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FIFA: Not good enough

FIFA: Not good enough

It's not easy to be irrelevant and outrageous at the same time, but FIFA, under the ham-handed leadership of Sepp Blatter, seems to have achieved exactly that. [Read More]

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Will The UN’s Historic LGBT Human Rights Resolution Enable a Policy Response to ‘Corrective’ Rape?

Will The UN’s Historic LGBT Human Rights Resolution Enable a Policy Response to ‘Corrective’ Rape?

Will Friday’s historic United Nations resolution that seeks to apply human rights protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity enable a policy response to 'corrective' rape? [Read More]

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Where Are All The Gay Professional Footballers?

Where Are All The Gay Professional Footballers?

More than 25 sports figures have publicly come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender since the beginning of 2011 [Read More]

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Gender, Fußball, und die Gewalt (Frauensolidarität, 02/11)

Gender, Fußball, und die Gewalt (Frauensolidarität, 02/11)

How could I say no to an editor who signs her emails "With solidarity"? [Read More]

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Ugandan parliament extends spring session, buys 24 more hours to bring the proposed anti-homosexuality bill to a vote

Ugandan parliament extends spring session, buys 24 more hours to bring the proposed anti-homosexuality bill to a vote

Uganda's proposed anti-homosexuality bill, first introduced in draft form in mid-October of 2009, just won't seem to go away. [Read More]

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