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August 15, 2013 | By Melissa Espana and RedEye
In the wake of Russia's recent ban on homosexual propaganda, the 2014 Gay Games, which returns to the U.S. next year, has released a statement saying it will offer LGBT athletes and their allies a safe and welcoming environment. “Russia is basically saying you can't be gay,” Rob Smitherman, director of operations and events and sports director of the games said. “That you can't use a rainbow pen, you can't walk down the street and hold someone's hand and if you do, you'll be arrested and put in jail.” The 2014 Gay Games, or Gay Games 9, will be hosted in Cleveland and...
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August 15, 2013 | By Melissa Espana and RedEye
In the wake of Russia's recent ban on homosexual propaganda, the 2014 Gay Games, which returns to the U.S. next year, has released a statement saying it will offer LGBT athletes and their allies a safe and welcoming environment. “Russia is basically saying you can't be gay,” Rob Smitherman, director of operations and events and sports director of the games said. “That you can't use a rainbow pen, you can't walk down the street and hold someone's hand and if you do, you'll be arrested and put in jail.” The 2014 Gay Games, or Gay Games 9, will be hosted in Cleveland and...
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November 1, 2011 | By Miki Turner and For RedEye
Although Margaret Cho's latest concert film, "Cho Dependent," will close Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival that begins Thursday, the comedian herself cannot make the 30th annual event. She's on the road. In "Cho Dependent," Cho performs her stand-up and musical numbers that riff on sex, drugs, rock and roll, politics, reality TV, "sexting" and her mother. “Cho Dependent” will be shown at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. For more info, go to reelingfilmfestival.org The San Francisco resident...
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June 30, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Wade Davis Jr. knew he was gay his sophomore year of high school. But throughout his career as a professional football player, it was a secret to his teammates. After all, 2003 - the year he retired - was a different time, as he puts it. A national conversation surrounding gay athletes' place in professional sports was unheard of. But today, Davis is public about his sexuality. He has been living as an openly gay man since 2006, and he came out to the media last June. One of many former professional athletes to come out after retirement, the advocate and activist will represent LGBT athletes of all stripes June 30 as he...
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June 30, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Wade Davis Jr. knew he was gay his sophomore year of high school. But throughout his career as a professional football player, it was a secret to his teammates. After all, 2003 - the year he retired - was a different time, as he puts it. A national conversation surrounding gay athletes' place in professional sports was unheard of. But today, Davis is public about his sexuality. He has been living as an openly gay man since 2006, and he came out to the media last June. One of many former professional athletes to come out after retirement, the advocate and activist will represent LGBT athletes of all stripes June 30 as he...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2011 | By Miki Turner and For RedEye
Although Margaret Cho's latest concert film, "Cho Dependent," will close Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival that begins Thursday, the comedian herself cannot make the 30th annual event. She's on the road. In "Cho Dependent," Cho performs her stand-up and musical numbers that riff on sex, drugs, rock and roll, politics, reality TV, "sexting" and her mother. “Cho Dependent” will be shown at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. For more info, go to reelingfilmfestival.org The San Francisco resident...
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