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Former NFL Player To Sue Minnesota Vikings Over Investigation Into Anti-Gay Allegations

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe intends to sue his erstwhile team regarding his allegations of a coach's anti-gay views and suppression of...

The Problem With Sochi

Chris Kluwe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Chris Kluwe

What have I learned about the guiding principle of politically free sport, bringing nations together in peace and harmony under the benevolent hand of the IOC? I've learned there is a problem with Sochi.

Amanda Terkel

Chris Kluwe: Calling Michael Sam A 'Distraction' Is Like Saying Richard Sherman Is A 'Thug' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- On Saturday night, a handful of athletes and others in the professional sports world gathered in Los Angeles for a party to celebrate th...

Michelangelo Signorile

Chris Kluwe: 'I'm 100 Percent Confident' Coach Made Anti-Gay Remarks Before Cutting Me From Team | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate of marriage equality throughout 2012, said yesterday that he has witnesses who will...

Vikings Deny Cutting Player Of Support Of Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

The Minnesota Vikings issued a statement on Thursday denying the allegation by former punter Chris Kluwe that he had been cut for his advocacy of same...

Former NFL Player Says He Was Fired For Championing Gay Rights

Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

In a scathing screed published online this week, former NFL player and gay rights activist Chris Kluwe accused top members of staff at the Minnesota V...

Jordan Schultz

Brendon Ayanbadejo On NFL: 'I Think It's Ready To Start ... Being Proactive' | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Sports

Recently minted Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo has been a pioneer for gay rights and marriage equality as it relates to the NFL. The 36-year-o...

NFL MVP: 'I'm Not With' Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.28.2013 | Sports

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson told Sirius/XM NFL Radio in an interview last week that gay marriage is "not something I believe in." ...

Amanda Terkel

Punter And LGBT Advocate Chris Kluwe Signs With Team | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.16.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- NFL punter Chris Kluwe, who's become known for his outspoken advocacy on behalf of gay rights, says he has been signed by the Oakland Ra...

Michelangelo Signorile

Chris Kluwe Vows To Keep Speaking Out On Gay Rights Despite Being Cut From Team | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On the eve of Minnesota possibly becoming the 12th state to offer marriage equality, former Minnesota Vikings punter and outspoken marriage equality s...

Does Kluwe's Firing Bode Ill for Gay NFL Players?

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

Think about it: if coming out as an ally and publicly supporting equality is considered a "distraction," how will an NFL team react to the avalanche of media attention, accolades, hate mail, death threats, etc. when an active player actually comes out as gay?

Amanda Terkel

Did LGBT Advocacy Cost NFL Player His Job? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.06.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The Minnesota Vikings released Chris Kluwe on Monday, leading to speculation that the move was motivated in part by the punter's promine...

Chris Kluwe Slams Athletes Worried About Gay Teammates: 'Grow The F**k Up'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has a few choice words for professional athletes who are concerned about the possibility of sharing a locker room...

Vikings Punter Defends Gay Marriage On Colbert Report

Posted 01.09.2013 | Sports

Minnesota Vikings punter and outspoken gay rights advocate Chris Kluwe visited the Colbert Report on Tuesday to talk about punting, gay marriage, gun ...

'Idiot Kicker' Chris Kluwe Slammed For 'Using Bullying Tactics' To Promote Gay Rights

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Chris Kluwe's outspoken pro-marriage equality stance has won him accolades from a number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advoc...

Jason Linkins

Chris Kluwe Quits Newspaper Over Marriage Equality Editorial | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.04.2012 | Media

Chris Kluwe, Minnesota Vikings punter and outspoken proponent of marriage equality, has resigned as a contributor to the St. Paul Pioneer Press in the...

Chris Kluwe, Wade Davis Jr. On The Need For A 'Gay Jackie Robinson'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, former NFL player Wade Davis, ESPN Radio's Jared Max and HuffPost Gay Voices Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signor...

WATCH: NFL Player Stars In Anti-Gay Marriage Ad

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Just two days after firing off an editorial in favor of "preserving" traditional marriage, the Baltimore Ravens' Matt Birk is reiterating his oppositi...

Chris Kluwe Challenges Anti-Gay Marriage Lawmaker To Debate

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Minnesota Vikings punter who penned a controversial letter to a Maryland legislator in defense of same-sex marriage has now challenged another law...

Michelangelo Signorile

Chris Kluwe Defends Gay Marriage Letter: 'This Is A Human Rights Issue' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It looks like there’s this shift occurring in the NFL right now,” said Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, talking about gay marriage. “As yo...

Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Talks Gay Marriage, Speaking Truth to Power (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.11.2012 | Sports
Shira Lazar

Earlier this week, Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe wrote a powerful letter to Maryland state delegate Emmet C. Burns Jr., a vocal opponent of gay marriage. Since then, millions have shared the letter online, providing their own reactions, arguments, and thoughts on the controversy.

Holy Kluwe, These Guys Are Awesome!

Lynette Mae | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lynette Mae

In the past couple of weeks, there have been some amazing equality-related events revolving around the game of football in our country. It turns out not all big jocks are homophobic jerks, as we've been led to believe. Way cool.