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Challenge yourself: San Diego LGBT skydiving event is open to every level of experience

Skydiving isn’t for everyone, but if you are daring enough to take the plunge Skydive Perris would love for you to take part in their 2015 Rainbow Boogie event.

Hundreds of members of the LGBT community will take part in this event, bringing skydivers from all over the world into the skies to experience the thrill of flying.

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Bullied gay preteen athlete finds courage with the help of a pro

12-year-old Braeden Lange was in a group chatroom with about fifteen friends when he said “enough is enough” to the homophobic jokes kids are so prone to firing at each other like spitballs.

“I just blurted it out because I didn’t want to have to deal with all the stress. I said, ‘There’s nothing wrong with being gay, because I am gay.'”

It was a bold move for the young lacrosse player, and news traveled fast around his school.

Since Braeden’s mom receives her kids’ texts via her iPad, Braeden unwittingly came out to his family also.

Wine fundraiser for Gay Bowl XV

The San Diego American Flag Football League (SDAFFL) won the right to host the 15th annual Gay Bowl, which will be held Oct. 9-11 at the San Diego Polo Club’s polo grounds at the corner of Via de la Valle and El Camino Real in Del Mar.

Fifteen flag football playing fields will be set up on the 60-acre grounds, and with over 50 teams participating, Gay Bowl XV is expected to be the largest tournament of the National Gay Flag Football League ever held.

The host hotel will be the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, which will offer discounted room, parking, drink and meal rates.

Come out to play with Lambda Archives tonight

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Lambda Archives of San Diego will host it's next Out at the Archives event tonight at the San Diego LGBT Community Center, focusing on the history of LGBT sports in San Diego.

The evening will include a brief history of some of the local LGBT sports organizations, a panel discussion featuring past and current league leaders, Q&A from the audience, followed by a reception with light refreshments.

Panelists include the following local LGBT sports leaders.

Edie Jacobsen, Different Strokes

Debbie Chaddock, Front Runners

Local swim club celebrates a milestone

This spring marked the 30th anniversary of the Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST), San Diego’s LGBT swim club. DSST features a membership of over 100 men and women, while hundreds of other members have participated in team events in the past.

The origin of DSST dates back to 1985, when the group was formed in order to prepare for the first-ever Gay Games, held in San Francisco that year.

Portland, Oregon to host 2016 LGBT World Cup

PORTLAND, Oregon -- It's known as the gay world cup, and it’s coming to Rose City.

Portland has secured the bid for one of the biggest LGBT sporting events in the world, the 2016 International Gay and Lesbian Football Association World Championship.

Portland, a surprise choice when pitted against a rival proposal from New York, won the bid after an extended deadline and a multi-agency effort to to bring the tournament to the Northwest. The dates have not been finalized

Renee Richards, transgender tennis icon, "still amazed"

Three decades since retiring her tennis racquet, the transgender athlete Renee Richards recalls her trailblazing years on the women’s professional tour in the 1970s.

For all the frenzy around Olympian Bruce Jenner’s reported decision to transition to a woman, the transgender pioneer Richards – born Richard Raskind – believes nothing could be tougher than what she endured in the 1970s.

WNBA’s Atlanta Dream star comes out as gay on Instagram

Angel McCoughtry, the star forward for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and an Olympic Gold medalist, came out as gay through her Instagram account on Tuesday after an apparent dispute with the Turkish team she played for during the U.S. off-season.

Turkish sports websites reported on McCoughtry and her girlfriend, actress Brande Elise, shortly after McCoughtry came out via Instagram.

Gay athletes plan protests over Indiana law around Final Four

Several prominent, openly gay athletes will be among those protesting the new Indiana religious freedom law this week, despite Gov. Mike Pence’s promise to "fix" the law before the Final Four begins on Saturday, according to local activists.

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College wrestling champion comes out

Former Ohio State NCAA champion wrestler Mike Pucillo opened up about his sexuality in a new interview with Open Mat's Jason Bryant.