Exclusive: Adidas to Sponsor World OutGames

German sportswear maker Adidas will sponsor the World OutGames, a LGBT-focused sporting and human rights event that will be held in Miami later this spring.

The World OutGames—which first held an event in Montreal back in 2006—is a 10-day affair that draws athletes from more than 40 nations to participate in swimming, track and field, soccer, and other sporting events. It also hosts conferences that focus on human rights initiatives. "Besides the fact that Adidas is a significant player in the sports industry, [the sponsorship] also brings the recognition of a global entity," said World OutGames CEO Ivan Cano. "Sports are sports. They don't discriminate."

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Posted by GayLatino on Friday, November 4, 2016
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Jock Talk: IGLFA readies to mark 25 years. As the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association gets ready to celebrate its 25th anniversary next year at the 2017 Unity Cup, the LGBT-centric soccer organization is undergoing a major refurbishing of its website, board of directors, and social mission.
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Indian NGO Slum Soccer were presented with the FIFA Diversity Award at the Soccerex Convention in Manchester, England on Monday 26 September 2016. © Getty Images

The FIFA Diversity Award aims to promote equality & recognise people around the world using football to strive for change. Find out the final three organisations, and watch the winner announced live, by FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura.

Posted by FIFA on Monday, September 26, 2016
IGLFA is very proud to annouce that Jaiyah Saelua will be joining us at the 2016 IGLFA World Cup in Portland August 6 -13. Jaiyah is the first transgender footballer to play in a World Cup qualifer game.