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Gay sports news: Britney Griner rises above bullying; porn stars follow Kluwe; gay speedskater One Direction Fan

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An eclectic roundup from the media on gays in sports, highlighted by an L.A. Times piece looking at how Britney Griner has risen above being bullied and loneliness. Plus, Chris Kluwe has porn star groupies and speedskater Blake Skjellerup is a fan of One Direction.

WNBA's Brittney Griner has learned to rise above it all - latimes.com
Brittney Griner, the Phoenix Mercury rookie from Baylor, has dealt with taunts and bullying. Now young people reach out to the openly gay athlete for help.

Blake Skjellerup: Out Athlete, Advocate and One Direction Fan - thebacklot.com
The gay Olympic speedskater talks about being an advocate; getting together with Robbie Rogers; condoms at the Games and being a One Direction fan.

Chris Kluwe Talks the Bay Area, Video Games and the Future of Openly Gay Athletes : KQED Pop
Any surprising fan interactions?
Kluwe: I think I have a couple of porn stars following me on Twitter now. That’s pretty cool. As a punter, I usually don’t get the porn star action.

IOC issues statement on Olympics in Russia - 4704 - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News - Windy City Times
The International Olympic Committee has released a statement to Windy City Times acknowledging the passage of anti-gay laws in Russia and calling for the acceptance of all athletes. The winter Olympic games are in Sochi, Russia in 2014, and there have been calls for a boycott of the event from some LGBT activists.

Germany: Pamphlet advises gay football players to come out ‘quietly’ - PinkNews.co.uk
A new leaflet due to be issued by the German Football Association (DFB) is advising gay football players to come out at the end of the season in order to avoid media and public attention.