Out Olympian Tom Bosworth breaks one-mile race walk world record

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Out Olympian Tom Bosworth won the one-mile race walk at the London Anniversary Games on Sunday with a recorded time of 5:31.08, setting a new world record.

The 27-year-old athlete broke the previous 27-year record by almost six seconds.

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Acrobat who plunged 100 feet to his death left final message for boyfriend

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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An acrobat who fell to his death while entertaining festival-goers before a Green Day concert at Mad Cool Festival in Madrid on Friday posted a heartbreaking message to his boyfriend on Facebook the day before.

Pedro Aunion Monroy, 42, was performing inside a glass box suspended by a crane 100 feet in the air. Although he was reportedly wearing a harness, Monroy plummeted to the ground in front of 35,000 people and later died from his injuries. It is still unclear exactly how Monroy fell. A video of Monroy’s fall has been circulating online with almost half a million views.

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Same-sex couple shares ceremonial first kiss

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SAN DIEGO – A same-sex couple was chosen for the first time to share the ceremonial first kiss for the homecoming of the USS San Francisco submarine warship.

Thomas Sawicki and his boyfriend Shawn Brier were the lucky couple who shared the first smooch off the submarine when it returned to port at Naval Base Point Loma on Feb. 9. Sawicki was back from a seven-month deployment in the Western Pacific.

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Sam Smith is thankful for a broken heart

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Sam Smith has a lot for which to be thankful.

“I want to thank the man who this record is about,” Smith said Feb. 8 after receiving his fourth Grammy of the night.

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