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SHE SAID YES: Girlfriend Of Brazilian Olympic Rugby Player Isadora Cerullo Proposes As Team Cheers

Roughly translated from ABC España: The gold medal-winning Australian female rugby delegation isn’t alone in celebrating. Isadora Cerullo, who plays for Brazil, tonight received a marriage proposal from her partner, who works as a volunteer for the Rio Games. The proposal was accepted and sealed with a kiss in front of journalists from around the world. The proposal took place ...

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Trans Athlete Chris Mosier Stars In Nike Ad [VIDEO]

Via press release: Chris Mosier began competing in the duathlon and triathlon in 2009 after he completed his first marathon, because he needed a greater challenge. “For me, triathlon is a true challenge because it is three different disciplines in one sport,” Mosier explains. “Triathlon is [also] a challenge for me because swimming is my weakest sport, and it’s the ...

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Curt Schilling: I’m Running For President In 2024, Maybe In 2020 If The Country Illegally Elects Hillary

Sports Illustrated reports: Curt Schilling, a perpetually aggrieved Facebook user who once bled from his ankle, announced plans Sunday to run for President of the United States. In the comments of a post about how “fraudulent” the Democratic party is, Schilling said he wants to be Leader of the Free World in eight years (presumably after two terms of President ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: USA Swim Team Carpool Karaoke

Unimpressive compared to James Corden’s clips, but heading towards two million views. From the New York Times: Given the grueling training schedule, it can sometimes be jarring to see Olympic athletes acting like the rest of us mortals — especially the ones who spend their lives underwater. But it seems that this swim team has taken time to experience the ...

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Tonga’s Flag-Bearer Greases Up And Breaks Twitter

From the Washington Post: Pita Nikolas Taufatofua could win a gold medal in taekwondo, but his legacy from these Games is probably already cemented as the oiled-up, shirtless flag bearer for Tonga who turned heads and set Twitter ablaze during the Parade of Nations at Friday’s Opening Ceremonies. Taufatofua isn’t just an oily Olympian. According to his personal website, the ...

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FRC Launches Petition Against NBA [VIDEO]

From the Family Research Council’s just launched petition against the NBA: North Carolina is a beautiful state to visit and a wonderful place to live and work. The recent hypocrisy of organizations like the NBA and some large corporations over North Carolina’s bathroom privacy and government overreach protections (HB2) is unfounded and unnecessary. The government should not criminalize people who ...

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Trans Concert Pianist Sara Davis Buechner To Perform At New York Mets LGBT Pride Night [VIDEO]

Back in February, I reported that the New York Mets will host its first-ever LGBT Pride Night on August 13th. Today we learn that pre-game entertainment will be provided by dance legend Martha Wash, the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Marching Band, and renowned trans concert pianist Sara Davis Buechner. From Buechner’s Facebook page: This is certainly one of the ...

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How The Openly Gay President Of The Golden State Warriors Helped Get The NBA All-Star Game Moved

USA Today reports: In a ballroom at the Wynn hotel and casino in Las Vegas two weeks ago, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, team owners and high-ranking league executives attended a Board of Governors meeting to discuss league issues. In a poignant address, Golden State Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts, 63, who is openly gay, explained his meaningful ...

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APPLAUSE: LGBT Groups React To NBA All-Star Game Leaving North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Hate Laws

From Equality North Carolina: North Carolina General Assembly leadership and Governor McCrory repeatedly ignored the warning bells as businesses, conferences and entertainers left the state. From the beginning, NBA leadership has been clear that HB2 creates an untenable situation and jeopardizes the safety and comfort of their fans. The withdraw of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte came as ...

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BREAKING: NBA To Move All-Star Game Over Hate Law

Sports Illustrated reports: The NBA has pulled the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, with New Orleans emerging as the favorite to be the new host, reports The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The NBA had discussed moving the game in the wake of North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom bill,” legislation passed earlier this year that has been criticized as anti-LGBT. Formally known ...

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BRAZIL: Ten Arrested In Olympic Terror Plot

An early report from the BBC: Federal police in Brazil have arrested 10 members of a group alleged to be preparing acts of terrorism during the Olympic Games. The authorities said they were not members of so-called Islamic State but had tried to make contact with the group. The arrests were made in the southern state of Parana. They come ...

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Katy Perry Releases Olympics Anthem: Rise [VIDEO]

Katy Perry’s just-released Rio Olympics collaboration with NBC isn’t getting a lot of love, but the montage video might interest you. Stereogum snarks: Swedish chart god Max Martin produced the song, and it’s got all the overblown drama (though none of the screaming guitars) that we’d expect to hear from a classic ’80s power ballad. Basically, it’s a more sincere ...

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Tim Tebow: Nobody Ever Asked Me To Speak At The GOP Convention And I’m Not Doing It [VIDEO]

More egg on Donald Trump’s face. Via Sports Illustrated: Former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow will not speak at next week’s Republican National Convention, he clarified on Instagram Thursday. The New York Times reported Wednesday that Tebow would give a speech at the convention. Tebow, who won the Heisman Trophy while at Florida in 2007, was reportedly set to speak ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Duke University Basketball Team Faces Scheduling Problem Over Anti-LGBT Law

The 2015 national champion Duke Blue Devils have a “hole” in their basketball schedule due to North Carolina’s hate law. The Associated Press reports: The Blue Devils were supposed to play Albany on Nov. 12 as part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament but there’s no opponent listed on that day in Duke’s schedule that was released Wednesday. Holly ...

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This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Ad Age recaps: Think about “The Best a Man Can Get” and you don’t envision a guy hugging the porcelain goddess. But while ads featuring Olympic athletes usually show the glory, Gillette’s anthem video for the Summer Olympics breaking today instead focuses on the gritty, including what appears to be the first razor advertising that shows a guy throwing up. ...

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CANADA: Singer Who Inserted “All Lives Matter” Into National Anthem Revealed As “Flat Earth” Nutjob

Earlier today I reported that singer Remigio Periera caused an uproar yesterday when he inserted a mention of “All Lives Matter” into his performance of the Canadian national anthem at Major League Baseball’s all-star game in San Diego. You’ll be shocked to learn that this guy is totally crackers. MassLive reports: In the wake of his rogue lyricism, Pereira has ...

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Furor After All-Star Game Singer Changes Lyrics Of Canadian Anthem To “All Lives Matter” [VIDEO]

ESPN reports: A member of a Canadian singing quartet changed a lyric in his country’s national anthem and held up a sign proclaiming “All Lives Matter” during a pregame performance at baseball’s 87th All-Star Game on Tuesday. The Tenors, a group based in British Columbia, caused a stir at Petco Park with Remigio Pereira’s actions while singing “O Canada.” In ...

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BRAZIL: Rio Olympics Get Official Bug Spray Sponsor

Advertising Age reports: Here’s an Olympics sponsorship with major topical relevance: SC Johnson’s Off! has been named the official mosquito repellent of next month’s Summer Olympics games in Rio de Janeiro. SCJ said in a statement that it will distribute thousands of bottles of repellent to athletes, staff and volunteers at the games, which begin Aug. 5, amid an outbreak ...

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NBA Slams North Carolina’s Attempt To Fix Hate Law

Earlier this week LGBT activists denounced the attempt by North Carolina Republicans to “refine” the anti-transgender section of HB2. This afternoon the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets joined in. Their message: “We have been engaged in dialogue with numerous groups at the city and state levels, but we do not endorse the version of the bill that we understand is ...

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ORLANDO: Tim Tebow Visits Former High School Teammate Wounded During Pulse Shooting

From the Orlando Sentinel: Tim Tebow visited former high school teammate Rodney Sumter, who was wounded during the Pulse nightclub shooting and is recovering at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Tebow and Sumter played together at Ponte Vedra Beach Nease High. A post on Sumter’s Instagram account Tuesday featuring a picture with Tebow read, “My high school quarterback left the Bahamas ...

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