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Rugby player Christian Wade
Rugby player Christian Wade

A lot of different items in this roundup, including British athletes getting naked; gay curlers; homophobia in hockey; You Can Play; an America's Cup lawsuit and Abby Wambach on marriage.

Rugby Player Christian Wade gets naked for Cosmo for Cancer Awareness
"I'm pretty confident naked," Christian said. "I live at home and my mom is always telling me to put my clothes on!

"She also makes sure I, my brother and my dad check ourselves for things such as testicular cancer. Male cancers are becoming more prevalent so it's important you look after your health."

Greg Rutherford poses naked for Cosmopolitan. Which is nice of him. :: Cosmopolitan UK
Greg posed for Cosmopolitan to raise awareness of male cancer for Cancer Research UK. What a gent.

Gay curling championship sweeps aside barriers
The city’s first and most historic rink is decorated with colourful streamers and there are signs posted to welcome 160 participants to the four-day Canadian Gay Curling Championships and a concurrent icebreaker bonspiel.

Brian Burke: Erase homophobia from sports locker rooms - Calgary - CBC News
Calgary Flames executive Brian Burke gave a breakfast talk on Tuesday about making sure homophobia has no place in the locker room.

You Can Play Luncheon At Wisconsin-Superior
The event will feature a taped message from Derek Schell, the first openly gay NCAA Division II basketball player from Hillsdale College and our guest of honor will be Scott Cooper, a 2013 graduate of Augsburg College who played two seasons as an "out" gay member of their football team. The event will culminate with the public unveiling of the UW-Superior You Can Play video.

The Bay Area Reporter Online | Gay man sues America's Cup
A gay former America's Cup employee is suing operators of the yacht race, claiming he was wrongfully terminated after top officials mocked his sexuality.

Abby Wambach discusses her marriage, sport and future
No Olympics. No World Cup. Yet 2013 was one of the most memorable years in Abby Wambach's life.