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US Officials: Brittney Griner Considered Wrongfully Detained

US Officials: Brittney Griner Considered Wrongfully Detained

By Eric Tucker and Matthew Lee | May 3, 2022

The Biden administration has determined that WNBA star Brittney Griner is being wrongfully detained in Russia, meaning the U.S. will more aggressively work to secure her release even as the legal case against her plays out, two U.S. officials said.

NFL Prospect Trey McBride Talks About Loving His 2 Moms

NFL Prospect Trey McBride Talks About Loving His 2 Moms

By Emell Adolphus | Apr 30, 2022

The top NFL prospect appeared on NBC's "Today" to discuss the positive impact his two moms have had on his life.

Nordic Handball Player Comes Out, with Playful Quote, on Significant Anniversary

Nordic Handball Player Comes Out, with Playful Quote, on Significant Anniversary

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 29, 2022

Ola Hoftun Lillelien showed both gay and civic pride when he came out on the 50th anniversary of Norway's decriminalization of homosexuality. — and quoted the affirming words of the country's king while he was at it.

Out Skater Jason Brown Pushes to Be Best Version of Self

Out Skater Jason Brown Pushes to Be Best Version of Self

By Steve Duffy | Apr 28, 2022

Going from the Winter Olympic in China to touring the U.S. with "Stars on Ice" is how out skater Jason Brown is spending 2022. EDGE spoke with the Olympian about the Games, touring and his dedication to skating.

Will Russian Prisoner Exchange Impact Brittney Griner?

Will Russian Prisoner Exchange Impact Brittney Griner?

By Doug Feinberg | Apr 28, 2022

Brittney Griner remains detained in Russia; it's unclear how an unexpected prisoner exchange between the United States and Russia that freed marine veteran Trevor Reed will affect her status.

Italian Gold Medalist Skier Apologizes for Anti-Gay, Anti-Trans Remarks

Italian Gold Medalist Skier Apologizes for Anti-Gay, Anti-Trans Remarks

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 23, 2022

Italian champion skier Sofia Goggia is now walking back some anti-LGBTQ+ remarks, including claims that trans women have "hormonal" advantages in sports and gay men are too scared for downhill skiing.

2 Months after Griner's Arrest, Mystery Surrounds Her Case

2 Months after Griner's Arrest, Mystery Surrounds Her Case

By Eric TuckerAP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File) | Apr 21, 2022

Griner is a prominent gay, Black woman facing trial in a country where authorities have been hostile to the LGBTQ community.

Mega Dance Company Bred Culture of Sex, Silence, Dancers Say

Mega Dance Company Bred Culture of Sex, Silence, Dancers Say

By Juliet Linderman, Martha Mendoza and Morgan Bocknek | Apr 20, 2022

Behind the bright lights and pulsing music, some dancers say they were sexually assaulted, harassed and manipulated by the company's powerful founder and famous teachers and choreographers.

Brittney Griner's Ordeal in Russia Weighs on Minds of Teammates

Brittney Griner's Ordeal in Russia Weighs on Minds of Teammates

By David Brandt | Apr 19, 2022

While the practice facility for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury was filled with laughter and the echoes of bouncing basketballs during the team's preseason workout, there was no denying the presence and spirit of 6-foot-9 center Brittney Griner was missing.

Olympic Champ Jepchirchir Wins 50th Women's Boston Marathon

Olympic Champ Jepchirchir Wins 50th Women's Boston Marathon

By Jimmy Golen | Apr 18, 2022

Reigning Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir capped the celebration of a half-century of women in the Boston Marathon with a finish to top them all.

When First Called a Gay Slur, Spanish Sports Star Víctor Gutiérrez Didn't Know What It Meant

When First Called a Gay Slur, Spanish Sports Star Víctor Gutiérrez Didn't Know What It Meant

Apr 18, 2022

Víctor Gutiérrez is one of Spain's leading professional sports figures and one of the most outspoken about LGBTQ rights. After being called a gay slur recently, he recalled the first time he heard it as a child.

Watch: Oakland A's Catcher Sean Murphy Leads With His Butt in Hall-of-Fame Move

Watch: Oakland A's Catcher Sean Murphy Leads With His Butt in Hall-of-Fame Move

Apr 18, 2022

There was a big butt play at home plate last night in a game between the Oakland A's and the Tampa Bay Rays.

Figure Skating in Harlem: 25 Years and Growing

Figure Skating in Harlem: 25 Years and Growing

By Barry Wilner | Apr 18, 2022

A quarter-century ago, Sharon Cohen founded an organization that, to some, made little sense. After all, how many figure skaters would she find in Harlem?

Boston Marathon Returns to Springtime Spot for 126th Running

Boston Marathon Returns to Springtime Spot for 126th Running

By Jennifer McDermott | Apr 18, 2022

Runners were gearing up for the Boston Marathon on Monday, marking the return of the prestigious race to its springtime spot for the first time since the pandemic began.

WNBA Players Say Life in Russia Was Lucrative but Lonely

WNBA Players Say Life in Russia Was Lucrative but Lonely

By Doug Feinberg | Apr 17, 2022

For the elite athletes in the WNBA, spending the offseason playing in Russia can mean earning more money than they can make back home — sometimes even two or three times as much.

Lawsuit Over Idaho Transgender Athlete Ban Likely to Proceed

Lawsuit Over Idaho Transgender Athlete Ban Likely to Proceed

By Rebecca Boone | Apr 15, 2022

A federal lawsuit challenging Idaho's ban on transgender athletes in women's sports will likely move forward after both sides agreed that the woman who sued is again enrolled at Boise State University and competing in school athletics.

Stars on Ice Back after Pandemic with Olympic, World Champs

Stars on Ice Back after Pandemic with Olympic, World Champs

By Barry Wilner | Apr 14, 2022

When Stars on Ice, uh, hits the ice Friday night in Estero, Florida, it will be for the first time in two years. Spicing up the tour: an Olympic gold medalist and two world champions.

Transgender Athlete Penalty  Bill Heads to Tenn. Governor's Desk

Transgender Athlete Penalty Bill Heads to Tenn. Governor's Desk

By Kimberlee Kruesi | Apr 12, 2022

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee will soon decide whether to sign off on adding harsh penalties against public schools in his state that allow transgender athletes to participate in girls' sports.

Out Former NFL Player Michael Sam to Coach European Team

Out Former NFL Player Michael Sam to Coach European Team

By Kilian Melloy | Apr 11, 2022

Michael Sam, the out NFL player who was drafted, and then cut, by the Rams in 2014, will now be coaching European football team the Barcelona Dragons.

Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins Killed in Auto Accident

Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins Killed in Auto Accident

Apr 9, 2022

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed Saturday when he was hit by a dump truck while he was walking on a South Florida highway.

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