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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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Contest: Win a copy of A Family By Any Other Name

Contest: Win a copy of A Family By Any Other Name

Win a copy of A Family by Any Other Name, an anthology that explores what "family" means to people today. These personal essays are by turns funny, provocative, and intelligent, but all are moving and honest. [Read More]

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Megan Rapinoe One Of 18 New Players To Join Athlete Ally In Fight Against Homophobia

Megan Rapinoe One Of 18 New Players To Join Athlete Ally In Fight Against Homophobia

American women’s soccer superstars Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach,and 16 other professional players in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) have just joined Athlete Ally, an organization that combats homophobia and transphobia in sport. [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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Interview with MMA fighter Fallon Fox

Interview with MMA fighter Fallon Fox

The one thing that nobody seemed to be talking about was that though there was an element of sensationalism to the coverage of her story, Fox was being subjected to the exact same treatment in the press and popular opinion as many other female athletes. I caught up with Fox by Skype to talk about what it means to be a female competitor in America today. [Read More]

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It Gets Worse: San Fran players go ‘no homo’; It Gets Better project removes 49ers video from site

It Gets Worse: San Fran players go ‘no homo’; It Gets Better project removes 49ers video from site

No matter the outcome this Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers have already left everything they’ve got out on the field and come up way short. [Read More]

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49ers ‘reject’ homophobic comments; Culliver apologizes

49ers ‘reject’ homophobic comments; Culliver apologizes

On the bright side, this makes it really easy for me to cheer for the Ravens come Sunday. [Read More]

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49ers cornerback Culliver undoes San Francisco’s reputation just days before the Super Bowl

49ers cornerback Culliver undoes San Francisco’s reputation just days before the Super Bowl

More important to me than Lang's blatant attention-grab is the issue of whether the 49ers are going to do anything about Culliver's comments. [Read More]

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Ayanbadejo and Kluwe: redefining machismo in (American) football

Ayanbadejo and Kluwe: redefining machismo in (American) football

I pretty much hate American football. The version of masculinity that the sport generally celebrates--a tobacco-chawing, square-jawed, graceless hyper-macho image of bloodthirsty men--is the very antithesis of what I love about soccer/world football. It would take something extraordinary for me to cultivate an interest in it. [Read More]

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