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Gay Athletes

Gus Kenworthy: Coming Out Has Been 'The Highlight' Of My Year

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.25.2016 | Queer Voices

When it comes to living authentically, Gus Kenworthy has no regrets. The Olympic freeskier came out as gay in the Nov. 9, 2015, issue of ESPN magazin...

Here's What It's Like To Be A Gay Professional Skateboarder

VICE | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The skateboarding community worships Brian Anderson as a god, but for many years kept his sexuality a secret from nearly everyone in his life. Our guy...

Professional Skateboarding Icon Brian Anderson Comes Out As Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.29.2016 | Queer Voices

Professional skateboarding legend Brian Anderson opened up about his sexuality for a new Vice Sports documentary. In the documentary, which was relea...

The Olympics Mirror US!

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 08.23.2016 | Sports
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Like it or not, the world is changing and these images of diversity help us all to see that ultimately our talents and our personhood are what matters. So, three cheers for the athletes and for the world as it becomes more accepting of all kinds of diversity.

Rio Summer Games Go Down As The Queerest Olympics Ever

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 08.23.2016 | Queer Voices

This article by Jim Buzinski originally appeared on Outsports. As the the Games wind down this weekend, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics will go down as t...

"Gay Olympics" Or Gay Olympics?

John Lewis | Posted 08.19.2016 | Queer Voices
John Lewis

We may not be able to have a "Gay Olympics," but they can't stop us making the Olympics gay -- and slowly but surely we are.

Derrick Gordon: I Didn't Get A Fair Shot At The NBA Because I'm Gay

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.18.2016 | Queer Voices

The professional sports world is still a tough place to make it if you’re a queer man, at least according to Derrick Gordon. Gordon, who broke boun...

Why The Daily Beast Thought Its Article Endangering Gay Olympians Was Perfectly Acceptable

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

After an avalanche of outrage, The Daily Beast last night removed a wretched article from its website which it had published on Wednesday and which had luridly exposed the sex lives of gay Olympians who were easily identifiable in the article and who were meeting on dating apps in Rio.

Jason Collins Says He Came Out To The Clintons Before Going Public

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Speaking at the Democratic National Convention Monday night, history-making athlete Jason Collins didn’t hold back in his endorsement of Hillary Cli...

A Record 49 Out LGBTI Athletes Competing In Rio Olympics (UPDATED)

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 08.15.2016 | Queer Voices

This article originally appeared on Outsports. The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio will have a record number of publicly out lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans...

Roads To Olympia: LGBTQ Equality

Roads To Olympia | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Roads To Olympia

By Aaron Weiss The upcoming narrative feature film Roads to Olympia chronicles the stories of three young athletes in three different countries st...

This Rugby Team Wants To Recruit New Players...With Anti-Gay Slurs

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices

A gay and inclusive South African competitive rugby team wants to recruit new players... by reclaiming homophobic slurs. The Jozi Cats, which are bas...

Michael Sam Says He's Been Told He's Not Gay Or Black Enough

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.01.2016 | Queer Voices

Nearly two years since he became the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, Michael Sam continues to make headlines. The 26-year-old athlete got...

'We Kill Gay People,' This Closeted Baseball Player Was Told

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 03.16.2016 | Queer Voices

A former pro baseball player who is gay is speaking out against homophobia in the sport more than a year after hateful comments drove him to quit the ...

A Romeo Unmasked

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.15.2016 | Sports
Anthony Romeo

When I started at college, I had realized that I was gay, and was starting to plant furtive steps into the world of my own skin. And that skin very much included hockey as a way that I identified.

After Eli Apple, The NFL Must Kick Homophobia Out Of Football

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 03.05.2016 | Sports

The National Football League has explicitly told its teams not to ask about the sexual orientation of a player or potential player. Yet one Atlanta Fa...

Star's Powerful Penis Rises Up Against Homophobia In Pro Wrestling

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 03.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

The internet knows the power of Joey Ryan's penis. Before signing to cable's Lucha Underground earlier this year, professional wrestling's "King of Sl...

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Says More Gay Athletes Need To Come Out

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 02.26.2016 | Sports

Despite some of the advancements made when it comes to addressing gay rights issues and equality in the NBA and major sports leagues in general, there...

For Closeted Gay Athletes, Endorsement Fears Persist

Jesse Jackman | Posted 02.19.2017 | Queer Voices
Jesse Jackman

While the cases of Rapinoe and Kenworthy have proven the viability of high-profile endorsements for LGBT athletes -- their sponsors have demonstrated their faithfulness in a profound way -- a quiet yet persistent fear remains among the gay athlete community that other companies may not be so supportive.

The Amazing Thing That Happened When This College Football Star Came Out As Gay

OutSports | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.10.2016 | Queer Voices

There is something unique about discussing the merits of gay marriage while in the locker room showers with 11 other naked men, but that is where I fo...

Why Gus Kenworthy Is Glad He Didn't Come Out At The Sochi Olympics

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gus Kenworthy was widely praised for opening up about his sexuality in an October ESPN Magazine cover story, but the 24-year-old Olympian had original...

'Kingdom' Star Says The Sports World Is 'Still Way Behind' On Gay Athletes

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Audience Network drama "Kingdom" recently made headlines for introducing a gay character, played by Nick Jonas, into the hyper-masculine world of ...

The 8 Things You Should Never Say To Your Gay Friends

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Watch this on The Scene. Newly-out Olympian Gus Kenworthy teamed up with Teen Vogue's Phillip Picardi to reveal the 8 things you should never sa...

Boxer Comes Out As Gay, Explains Why He Lied About Starring In Porn Film

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The professional boxer who came out as bisexual after claiming he was drugged and forced into performing in a gay porn film now says he is, in fact, a...

Gay Rugby Player Keegan Hirst Strips Down For Steamy Photo Spread

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Britain's first openly gay rugby league player seems to be relishing his newfound sex symbol status, and we're loving every second of it. In this beh...