While much of the news this past week has been directly about #LOVEWINS, otherwise known as the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 of our United States, there are some other things you may have missed. And on July 4th, the 50th Anniversary celebration of the LGBT Pride movement takes place in Philadelphia. It’s a great time to celebrate equality in all its forms!



NFL’s Josh Robinson’s homophobic Twitter rants

Following the SCOTUS ruling in favor of marriage equality last Friday, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson took to Twitter to compare same-sex marriage to pedophilia and incest, according to Sports Illustrated. Now it’s up to the Vikings to respond after the team already had to have an investigation of homophobia after firing straight ally Chris Kluwe. Read the full story here: www.si.com/nfl/2015/06/26/minnesota-vikings-josh-robinson-gay-marriage


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Orlando Cruz Wins Again

Openly gay Puerto Rican featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz improved his record with a TKO and dressed to honor his Native Taino heritage, then hugged his husband after the victory on June 28, 2015.

Read the full story here: http://twitter.com/elfenomenocruz


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The Stanimal, WNBA star Brittney Griner and NFL’s Dad Bod bare bodies for ESPN

Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka (aka “The Stanimal”) and NFL’s original Dad Bod Jack Mewhort strip off more than a scene from Magic Mike XXL for ESPN. They join WNBA’s Brittney Griner and 21 other nude athletes in the 2015 ESPN Body Issue. The issue hits the stands on July 6, 2015.

Read the full story here: http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/13128922/bryce-harper-washington-nationals-kevin-love-cleveland-cavaliers-24-espn-magazine-body-issue


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Blake Skjellerup and fiancé in Hawaii for wedding

It’s a great time to be Compete’s old friend Olympian Blake Skjellerup. He’s gotten his American permanent residence approved and on July 4th is scheduled to marry his “American boy” Saul Carrasco. Stay tuned for their wedding pictures by following him on Instagram: https://instagram.com/blakeskjellerup/?hl=en


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Michael Sam returns to CFL with engagement break-up rumors

Michael Sam has returned to the Montreal Alouettes offering no specifics on his absence due to “personal reasons” that have “been worked out.” However TMZ points out Michael has not been photographed with his fiancé Vito Cammisano for the last two months. And Vito is appearing in his new personal Vlog sans the engagement ring he received from the openly gay player six months ago.

Read the full story here: http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/06/30/michael-sam-returns-to-canadian-team-after-abrupt-exit/ And read TMZ’s allegations here: http://www.tmz.com/2015/06/30/michael-sam-vito-cammisano-breakup-fiance/


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Misty Copeland becomes first black principal dancer for ABT

Misty Copeland has become the most famous current ballerina in the United States. She’s made the cover of Time magazine, been profiled by “60 Minutes,” has a biography detailing her ability to overcome challenges and has grown into a social media sensation for dancing ballet’s biggest roles on some of its grandest stages. But another role eluded her: She was still not a principal dancer … that’s until Tuesday when she was the first African-American woman to be named a principal dancer in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theater.

Read the full story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/arts/dance/misty-copeland-is-promoted-to-principal-dancer-at-american-ballet-theater.html?_r=0


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Skylar Diggins, guard for WNBA’s Tulsa Shock out for season after injury

The Tulsa Shock’s Skylar Diggins’ season is finished after she tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) after Sunday’s game against the Seattle Storm. She faces reconstructive surgery and will spend the time off supporting her team which is currently 8-2 and in first place in the Western Conference. No word yet on whether or not it will keep her from participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Read the full story here: http://www.si.com/wnba/2015/07/01/tulsa-shock-skylar-diggins-injury-out?xid=nl_siextra


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Detroit Lions to sponsor an LGBT pride event at Ford Field this fall

Some happy news out of the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce – the Detroit Lions will join other area sports organizations (Detroit Red Wings & Tigers) in holding an LGBT pride event this fall.

Read the full story here: http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2015/07/02/detroit-lions-schedule-gay-pride-event-for-this-fall/


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Gay Bowl 2015 registration now open

The National Gay Flag Football League has announced that registration is now open for Gay Bowl XV being held in San Diego October 9-11 this year.

For more information, go to: www.gaybowlsandiego.com



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