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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...

'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 w...

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 s...

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...

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. ...

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 sch...

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 Kenw...

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 o...

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 ...

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 Patr...

Princeton Football Player Comes Out Just Days Before Kickoff

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

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NHL Players Are Ready For Gay Teammates

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 09.16.2015 | Sports

NHL players are overwhelmingly ready to accept an openly gay teammate, according to a new survey of players on each of the league's 32 teams. Du...

Why I'm Increasingly Frustrated With Closeted Pro Athletes

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cyd Zeigler

The ability to help other LGBT athletes -- to yes, actually save people's lives -- is the most powerful opportunity of all.

First Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam To 'Step Away' From Football

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.17.2015 | Sports

By Eric M. Johnson Aug 14 (Reuters) - Michael Sam, who last year became the first openly gay player drafted by a National Football League te...

What The World Cup Win Means For Out Female Athletes

Lauren Neidigh | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports
Lauren Neidigh

When we work towards inclusion and acceptance, we win championships. We bring out love in all of its forms and light up the world with it. It can help those of us who still face hate and discrimination. We should be changing the game, not each other.

Jason Collins Has Game -- And God

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 07.10.2015 | Religion

On April 29th 2013, a story appeared on the Sports Illustrated website that began with the words: "I’m a 34 year-old NBA center, ...

I'm A Professional Wrestler. Here's Why I Finally Came Out

Matt Cage | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Cage

I never originally intended to make a public post about my private life. However, with the constant speculation, I felt that it would just be best if I silenced everyone and told the truth publicly. To anyone who has ever been scared of just being real and telling the truth, you shouldn't be.

Rainbows on the Field: Australian Footballers Combating Homophobia

The Good Men Project | Posted 05.26.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

On May 16, two local teams, Yarra Glen and Warburton Millgrove, faced off for the second annual Pride Cup, an event organized to promote inclusiveness and acceptance of gays and lesbians on the sporting field. The two teams wore special uniforms featuring prominent rainbow designs to mark the occasion.

College Wrestling Champion Opens Up About His Sexuality

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

Former Ohio State NCAA champion wrestler Mike Pucillo opened up about his sexuality in a new interview with Open Mat's Jason Bryant. Pucillo, who w...

You'll Never Guess Michael Sam's Next Big Move...

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Michael Sam will soon be turning his attention from the football field to the dance floor. Sam, who made history last year as the first openly gay...

All The Proof You Need That America Is Ready For Gay Pro Athletes

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.23.2015 | Sports

By and large, America is ready and willing to support gay professional athletes.

LOOK: Robbie Rogers Wants To Workout With You

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We don't know a lot about sports... but apparently professional soccer's mid-season workouts are almost here and that can only mean one thing (that we...

Athletes and Ambassadors in 2014

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

2014 saw a mixture of advances and stark reminders of continued injustice. The gay journey in America proceeded on many paths in 2014. Here are highlights.