There are infinite varieties of men or at least about 3.5 billion different ones living on Earth now, Klansmen and human rights activists, drag queens and duck hunters. For the purposes of feminism, I'd like to delineate three big blurry categories.
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.
Michael Sam is a gay black man, but should that be a strike against him because there are people too afraid to play alongside him?
We are living in two Americas at once. While we are arguing about the word God on a dollar bill, the religious right is dismantling secularism one brick at a time.
Kluwe has drawn a great deal of attention to a subject far too neglected by this country. His book, "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" sure has candor, and was great fun to read. However, I take issue with his latest Deadspin piece.
There are LGBT athletes ready, willing, and able to speak on their own behalf. Why am I, a straight man, explaining what it must feel like to be an LGBT athlete when I am surrounded by dozens of LGBT athletes more than capable of sharing their own stories? Why are we suffocating LGBT voices?
For World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2013, we teamed up with our friends at The Trevor Project to launch a star-studded suicide prevent...
There's a lesson here the LGBT community has got to learn. If we're to truly gain equality and understanding in sports, it's time to accept a new reality in sports: The NFL doesn't care if an athlete is gay.
If these are just football matters, why are we seeing all the headlines about these men being cut for supporting gays and lesbians? It's simple: Because people still want to believe that the NFL hates gay people.
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?
The Boston Herald reports that Tom Brady was so happy at the Kentucky Derby because he won around $25,000 on Orb.
Sport is meant to be our national forum for tolerance and equality. Treating gay people differently implies that being gay is abnormal! Does anyone still believe that the Earth is flat? Or that the Mets have a shot at the playoffs in 2013?
We are small and the world is great. But by keeping faith with our love, with our compatriots in the struggle and with fundamental principles of equality, freedom and justice, we have changed many hearts and proven that, in the words of the late Frank Kameny, "The tide of history is with us."
The stereotype of professional athletes as homophobic is as outdated as the stereotype of gay men as theater queens. Men like Chris Kluwe are becoming the norm, not the exception.
Maryland State Delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr. strongly opposes marriage equality. Unlike other lawmakers, however, Burns used his position as an elected official to attempt to intimidate a privately owned business to silence employees that may support marriage equality.
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.