In what organisers have dubbed to be a first for South Asia, Nepal will host a LGBTI sports festival in Kathmandu from October 12 to 14 that will see the participation of at least 200 local amateur athletes from the LGBTI community and some 150 foreign athletes from 17 countries.
Ten publicly out gay and lesbian athletes have won medals at the Olympic Games in London, reports SBNation, a network of online sports communities. It added that the argument against coming out as it will negatively affect an athlete's performance doesn't hold as over 43% of the out athletes (10 of the 23) won a medal at the Games.
Olympic diving icon Greg Louganis, who is openly gay, HIV positive and regarded to be one of the world's best divers will serve as a mentor for American divers for the first time since retiring from diving after the 1988 Olympics.
The dizzying laser rays in gay bars and the floodlights of a football pitch seem to be irreconcilably distant. One-Nil, the first gay football team in Hong Kong, attempts to bridge the two. Raymond Ko talks to Peter Sabine and Janson Mui, founding members of One-Nil.