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Gay rugby team 'Nashville Grizzlies' welcome charitable tournament to Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gay and straight rugby team, The Nashville Grizzlies have chosen their charity for which to play at the 2016 Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Cup on May 22, through May 29, 2016.

The coveted Bingham Cup is the world championship of gay rugby. Teams from around the world will descend for the first time into Nashville, Tennessee to compete against each other at the event for charities and the chance to be called the world champions.

Calif. basketball star doesn't want his daughter to pursue the sport; she will, 'turn into a lesbian.'

The world of basketball has generated some gossip from one of its celebrities today.

Andre Igudala of the Golden State Warriors has allegedly said that he doesn’t want his six-year-old daughter London to play the game at school because he fears she will “turn into a lesbian.”

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'Pride Tape' helps Canadian hockey players stick it to homophobia

EDMONTON, Canada - Canadian Hockey players are joining the fight against homophobia in sports.

Today, the Institute of Sexual Minority Studies and Services (ISMSS) at the University of Alberta unveiled Pride Tape , an adhesive wrap that gets put around the hockey stick and blade for better gripping.

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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.