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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...

Record 34 Out LGBTI Athletes Already Set To Compete In Rio Olympics

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 07.27.2016 | 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 02.19.2016 | 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...

Gay Dartmouth Athlete Is Running A Marathon For A Great Cause

Outsports | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

One night last winter, as I lay in bed, unable to sleep, I decided to go for a walk around the pond north of campus. As I walked, the bitter-cold air ...

Here's Why You Won't Be Seeing Shirtless Photos Of Gus Kenworthy Again Soon

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Professional freeskier and Olympic silver medalist Gus Kenworthy has been navigating the often treacherous slopes of social media after coming out as ...

Teen Football Star Reveals His Coming Out Struggle

OutSports | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Student body president. Recruited football player. Loads of friends. Caring family. Miserable. Coping with suicidal thoughts. That was me in high scho...

Gus Kenworthy Responded To This Idiotic Gay Relationship Question Perfectly

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

Just days after he came out, Olympian Gus Kenworthy was asked a question many gay and lesbian people dread on Twitter by a random user. But Kenworthy ...

Olympic Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy Comes Out As Gay

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.22.2015 | Sports

Professional freeskier Gus Kenworthy has come out as gay. The Olympic medalist made the announcement Thursday morning on Twitter, telling followers of...

Check Out These Steamy Photos Of Hot, Good-Natured Rugby Players

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

Autumn is upon us, but one of our favorite rugby teams is keeping things scorching hot by releasing a sneak peek at their 2016 calendar. A gay and inc...

Michael Sam Believes He'd Be In The NFL Now If He Hadn't Come Out

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

Michael Sam believes he'd be playing in the NFL right now if he hadn't come out as gay when he did. Sam, 25, told sportscaster Dan Patrick in an inter...

Princeton Football Player Comes Out Just Days Before Kickoff

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — One of college football's oldest programs has its first openly gay player. Princeton offensive lineman Mason Darrow told Outs...