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An Open Letter to Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Yesterday I came across your comments regarding Michael Sam and how you would not have drafted him because you "wouldn't want to deal with all of it." Why would you not want your players to be themselves?

Former NFL Coach Says He Wouldn't Have Drafted Michael Sam

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy has a Super Bowl ring on his finger, but he wouldn't want Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, on his team. ...

Baseball's Gay 'Pioneer' To Be Honored By MLB

Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports

It's been 19 years since Glenn Burke died. But he's finally receiving recognition for becoming the first former Major League Baseball player to come o...

Reports: Star Olympic Swimmer To Announce He Is Gay

Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Ian Thorpe, the Australian swimmer who is the country's most successful Olympic athlete ever, revealed in an interview that he is gay, according to Th...

Michael Sam Reveals The Unusual Way He Met His Boyfriend Vito Cammisano

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices

New NFL recruit Michael Sam opens up about his relationship with boyfriend Vito Cammisano in an intimate new interview with Out magazine -- and, as it...

What Gay Men Are Really Thinking In The Locker Room

Posted 06.29.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Michael Sam made headline news when he shared a celebratory kiss with his boyfriend after hearing that he was joi...

Let's Make a Future Where There Can Be an Openly Gay World Cup Player

Sally Shipard | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sally Shipard

To create that future -- a future in which there can be an openly gay player at the World Cup -- it is up to all of us to join and accelerate the movement. Both LGBT and straight athletes must engage and take action.

Michael Sam Signs Historic NFL Contract

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam has taken another historic step toward realizing his dream of playing in the NFL. The first openly gay player ever to be selected in the N...

WATCH: Wrestling Legend Comes Out At 73

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices

WWE legend Pat Patterson has come out as gay. As TMZ first reported, the 73-year-old wrestling icon spoke at length about his sexuality for the fi...

Michael Sam: 'They Respect Me As A Human Being And As A Football Player'

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam is confident he'll be judged on performance. The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL said Friday there have bee...

LOOK: YouTube's Amazing New Push For LGBT Equality In Sports

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices

YouTube is marking LGBT Pride Month with an awesome new campaign, calling for diversity in the sports arena and society. The #ProudToPlay campaign...

These Hunks Want Your Help To End Homophobia In Sports

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices

Two goreous brothers took some time out of their day this week to bring you an important message: it's up to all of us to help end homophobia in sport...

Former U.S. Olympic Skier: How I Told My Kids About LGBT Athletes

Carrie Sheinberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Carrie Sheinberg

Important, positive words like 'love' and 'games' got put into a new context for him. I'm convinced those words will become building blocks that will offer him support when the questions became more complicated.

Gay Rugby Group's New Study Aims To 'Challenge Prejudice' In Sports

AP | Posted 05.16.2014 | Gay Voices

SYDNEY (AP) — Organizers of the Bingham Cup, the world cup of gay rugby, have initiated an international study of discrimination based on sexuality ...

Emily Swanson

Americans Say Yes To Gay Athletes ... Until They Kiss

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Americans say they're ready for openly gay players, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted after Michael Sam became the first openly gay player...

Eli Manning On How Michael Sam Would Be Treated In The Giants' Locker Room

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning sounded off on Michael Sam's headline-making news as part of an interview with HuffPost Live this week. As...

Three Days, Seven Rounds, One Kiss and a Piece of Cake

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Sports
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

With the 249th pick, the St. Louis Rams and the NFL joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and Texas Western College in breaking significant barriers -- a barrier few believed possible, especially as the number of spots dwindled away in the seventh round.

Who Is Michael Sam's Mystery Man?

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices

After Michael Sam made history by becoming the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL on Saturday, he gave a big smooch to a mystery man. ...

Michael Sam Is The First Openly Gay Football Player Drafted Into The NFL

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.12.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam has reached the NFL. The NFL has reached out to Michael Sam. Both milestones made American sports history. The first-team All-American...

WATCH: The Next Big Move For Michael Sam

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.09.2014 | Gay Voices

College football star Michael Sam has signed his first endorsement deal with Visa as he volleys to become the first openly gay member of the NFL. D...

Notre Dame Welcomes Gay Athletes In New Campaign

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 05.09.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The Catholic Church in the U.S. has taken a lot of heat over its stance against gay rights and for policies that often bar openly gay people fro...

History in the Making but There's More to the Story

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 07.05.2014 | Sports
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

Each year the NFL Draft is filled with fascinating, engaging and unique storylines. Some are well-known, others are told for the first time, but rarely, if ever, do they have the historical impact like Michael Sam's selection will.

NFL Legends Believe Gay Player Will Be Accepted

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports

CLEVELAND (AP) — Once Michael Sam is drafted in the NFL, the Missouri defensive end will be judged strictly on whether he can play and whether he ca...

You Won't Believe What This Portrait Of Olympic Diver Tom Daley Is Made From

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

After he came out of the closet last year, Olympic diver Tom Daley fell victim to a massive amount of homophobic backlash, particularly from users on ...

Michelangelo Signorile

Derrick Gordon, UMass Basketball Player, On Feeling 'Ecstatic' After Coming Out And Jason Collins' Influence

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.18.2014 | Gay Voices

“Don’t wait,” 22-year-old Derrick Gordon said emphatically when asked if he has advice for other college athletes thinking about coming out. The...