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These Athletes Think Michael Sam Will Fit In The NFL Just Fine

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports

It's been three months since former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam announced that he is gay. The 2014 NFL Draft prospect is poised to become t...

Former NFL Star Says He Played With 6 Teammates Who Were Openly Gay In Locker Room

Posted 03.27.2014 | Sports

If NFL locker rooms aren't ready for an openly gay player in 2014 then they have seemingly regressed since Troy Vincent retired. A five-time Pro Bowl ...

Former NFL Star: Gay NFL Players Will Be A Bigger Deal In Media Than In Locker Room

Posted 03.19.2014 | Sports

Former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe thinks everything will "be fine" for Michael Sam, who's poised to become the first openly gay player in league's h...

The Second NFL Player To Come Out As Gay Has Died

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 02.26.2014 | Sports

Roy Simmons, the second-ever NFL player to come out as gay after his retirement, died on Feb. 20 in his Bronx apartment at the age of 57. He died from...

Michael Sam Destroys Lobbyist Who Wants Gay Players Banned From NFL

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.26.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam, a first-team All-American defensive lineman out of Missouri, dropped a "Back to the Future" reference on Tuesday when responding to a Rep...

GOPer Trying To Ban Gays NFL Players Makes Huge Admission | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

A conservative lobbyist of debateable repute grabbed a few D.C.-centric headlines on Monday when he announced that he was preparing legislation that w...

NFL Player: 'Definitely' Already Gays In NFL

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 08.26.2013 | Sports

NFL player and straight LGBT ally Chris Kluwe said Tuesday that "there are definitely gay NFL players" and predicted that "someone is going to come ou...

LGBT Community Must Accept a New Reality: The NFL Doesn't Hate Us

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 07.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

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.

NFL, We Are Watching

Stampp Corbin | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Stampp Corbin

The Kerry Rhodes "scandal" is the perfect opportunity for the NFL to illustrate that it has moved beyond its traditionally homophobic culture. I hope that the NFL knows that the LGBT community and its allies are watching closely how it handles this situation.

WATCH: Ayanbadejo Clarifies Statement About Gay NFL Players With Anderson Cooper

Posted 04.08.2013 | Sports

Less than 24 hours after garnering attention by claiming to be involved in talks with as many as four gay NFL players who were considering coming out ...

Ayanbadejo: 4 Gay NFL Players Could Come Out 'Sooner Than You Think'

Posted 04.05.2013 | Sports

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and special teams standout Brendon Ayanbadejo has been in the news during the past year at least as much for his st...

'I'm Gay And I'm A Former Athlete And I Think I'm A Pretty Normal Guy'

Posted 03.30.2013 | Sports

During his six seasons in the NFL, Kwame Harris remained in the closet because he did not believe being gay was "compatible" with his career. A first-...

Coming Out In The NFL: Still Just 'Fantasy Football'?

Dr. Donna Dannenfelser | Posted 04.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Donna Dannenfelser

In two special episodes of Necessary Roughness, one of our characters deals with the difficult personal decision to come out. We haven't seen this happen in the NFL in real life, but we hope our portrayal will foster dialogue about acceptance and tolerance.

Memo to Chris Culliver: There Are Probably Gay Men on Your Team, Get Over It

Ben Shapiro | Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Ben Shapiro

In all likelihood Chris Culliver has already played alongside a homosexual teammate. He might even be suiting up with one this Sunday, when his 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens in The Super Bowl.