08:29 PM EDT 08/28/2015
Originally posted 08/26/2015 04:15PM
Caitlyn Jenner says that before she came out as a transgender woman, she had "totally isolated" herself from the trans community. Meeting others like her, she says, has been "an eye-opening experience." Touched by their harrowing but often inspiring stories of survival, Jenner, 65, has partnered with WhoSay to release a weekly series of editorials called "The Real Me" that shine a light on the issues and people in the LGBT community.
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Forced to Retire at 25, Olympic Gold Medalist Kaitlyn Farrington Decides to Inspire with Crazy Volcano-Climbing Trip
Originally posted 08/19/2015 03:45PM
One afternoon not long ago, Kaitlyn Farrington stood near the summit of a 14,000-ft. volcano in Northern California as tears streamed down her sweat-drenched face. "I can't go any further," she muttered to a companion, trying to steady herself under the weight of a 40-lb. backpack full of gear that included a battered snowboard, wincing as bursts of burning, knife-like pains shot through her neck and back.
Originally posted 08/06/2015 02:00AM
There was a time when Michael Phelps' coach worried about what state he'd find the swimming champ in when he turned up for training in the morning.
Originally posted 07/31/2015 11:50AM
When gold-medal-winning diver Greg Louganis came out in the '90s and revealed he was living with HIV, he helped shine a light on LGBT issues and made history as one of the first openly gay athletes.
Avril Lavigne Returns to the Stage at the Special Olympics in Her First Performance Since Revealing Lyme Disease Battle
Originally posted 07/26/2015 06:15PM
Avril Lavigne gave her first public performance in more than a year on Saturday, singing during the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
Originally posted 07/26/2015 05:40PM
Justin Bieber supported Canada at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games on Saturday, cheering proudly alongside the athletes from his home country.
Originally posted 07/07/2015 02:55PM
The Summer Olympic torch that Caitlyn Jenner (then known as Bruce) carried through Lake Tahoe, Nevada, in 1984 is going to the auction block, where it could bring in $20,000 – or even more.
The Associated Press reports that the 24-in. torch is the first major piece of Jenner memorabilia to go to auction since the decathlon gold medalist revealed she is transgender and introduced herself to the world.
Originally posted 06/29/2015 03:15PM
Fred Winter does 100 push-ups a day – one for each year he has been alive.
Originally posted 05/07/2015 02:00PM
Bryan Clay is a multiple Olympic medal-winning American decathlete (silver medal in 2004, gold in 2008, if you're counting). He is now retired. People take to retirement in different ways; this is apparently how Clay is dealing.
Originally posted 04/22/2015 07:00PM
Shannon Miller has won more world championships and Olympic medals than any gymnast in U.S. history. And she survived ovarian cancer.
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