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WWE divas and superstars join NOH8 campaign

LOS ANGELES -- The WWE has teamed up with the NOH8 campaign to send a clear message of support for LGBT Americans and same-sex equality. Various stars from the pro wrestling company are appearing in Adam Bouska's serial photo project stemming from the frustration he and partner Jeff Parshley felt when Prop 8 was passed in California.

San Diego bids for 2024 Summer Olympics

SAN DIEGO -- America’s Finest City submitted an 80-page bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, and is now waiting to hear back from the U. S. Olympic Committee (USOC).

The USOC will wade through the many submissions and narrow them down to three, which will be announced next month.

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Watch! Navy parachute team, the Leap Frogs, arrive at Padres game!

SAN DIEGO -- You just never know who's going to show up at a San Diego Padres game! The Leap Frogs arrived via parachutes.

The Navy parachute team released a video to YouTube showing members jumping out of a plane over San Diego on Sunday, targeting Petco Park downtown and the 2014 home opener.

A videographer captures all the excitement of the jump, shooting magnificent views from the air as the Leap Frogs maneuver their 'chutes so they can land on the field at Petco Park. A record-setting crowd can be heard loudly cheering at the team members land safely on the field.

For gay competitors, a rodeo to call their own

OKLAHOMA CITY -- To flip a 700-pound cow off its feet and onto the ground, start with the mouth. Find the space between its teeth, on the rubbery, wet gums, and hook your fingers inside. Or go for a headlock. Or wedge a hip into the soft space between its neck and shoulder.

Deanna Trujillo-James recommends trying it all.

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College athlete reconciles faith, sports and being gay

What is it like to be a conservative, evangelical Christian and collegiate soccer player – and be gay?

Ask Atticus DeProspo, Cornell University Class of ’15, who described his journey of self-acceptance to reconcile these aspects of his identity at Soup and Hope, March 13 in Sage Chapel.

“Saying those simple words, ‘I am gay,’ to myself was one of the most liberating experiences in my life,” DeProspo said, noting that he “came out” about a year ago. “It was the first step toward becoming comfortable fully in my skin.”

GLAAD and You Can Play partner to bring equality to athletics

It's already proven to be an historic year for LGBT visibility and equality in sports, with milestones made by people like Michael Sam and Jason Collins. Now, a new team in the non-profit realm will add to this momentum.

Report: Brooklyn Nets to sign Jason Collins for remainder of season

Multiple sources told ESPN.com that the Brooklyn Nets will sign Jason Collins for the remainder of the season. The sources say that the internal expectation all along was that Collins would be with the Nets for the rest of the season.

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Sweden: Gay soccer hunk joins Mutiny in U.S.

Hunky Swedish soccer star Anton Hysén has signed to play in the U.S. for the Myrtle Beach Mutiny in South Carolina.

Hysén, 23, is one of the only openly gay soccer players in the world. He came out during an interview with a Swedish soccer magazine called Offside in 2011.

The Mutiny plays in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), considered the fourth division of pro soccer in the U.S.

Players in the NPSL are groomed to play at higher levels of the sport.

There’s no place like home base, but gay sports leagues can’t find it in WeHo

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Kick, swing, dribble, spike—and drive. For West Hollywood residents who play in the area’s LGBT sports leagues, practices and games mean travel to parks in Culver City, Glendale, Burbank, Studio City or other parts of the greater Los Angeles area.

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QB's comments on gay teammates under scrutiny | VIDEO

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says he'd welcome an openly gay teammate, but a number of media outlets are questioning the sincerity of his remarks.

"From a football standpoint, if the guy can help us win, come help us win," Cousins, who is a devout Christian, is quoted by MLive as saying during an appearance at Michigan's NorthPointe High School. "Now, there are a lot of teammates in my locker room right now who may not have a homosexual lifestyle, but they have sins, too. They’re not perfect. So I don’t say they can’t help us win. Nobody’s perfect.“

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