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Gay Pro Athletes

Move Along, No Gay Propaganda Here

Steve Skrovan | Posted 10.14.2013 | Comedy
Steve Skrovan

Recently, Moscow celebrated a holiday called "Paratrooper's Day." When I was told it culminates with some of the soldiers stripping down to their underwear to dance and frolic in a fountain, it reminded me of another type of parade that takes place all around the world.

Jason Collins Says 'I'm Gay' In The NBA: Why This Is Huge

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The magnitude of NBA player Jason Collins' coming out today cannot be overestimated. He breaks a barrier that we've been waiting for someone to plunge through: a major league sports player saying "I'm gay" while still playing and at the height of his career.

Out Of The Closet And Into The Locker Room: The Business Of Coming Out In The Pros

Conor Gaughan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Conor Gaughan

When the first openly gay player comes out, he will be the darling of the media, with book deals and an ESPN documentary. It will be the biggest sports story in decades. The player will be bigger than any gay celebrity America has seen. How does it break down financially?

To Professional Athletes: Get Over It

Jackie Gardina | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jackie Gardina

Most of society has been working with openly gay and lesbian colleagues for a while now. Even the military has managed to transition to open service. Yet some professional athletes continue to believe that their team will crumble with the addition of an openly gay teammate.

A Brand New Reason To Be Terrified Of Homosexuals

Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Michelson

As if gay men weren't busy enough dooming entire nations and civilizations, a new, even more terrifying threat to mankind is apparently brewing, and in recent weeks a hot-pink alert has been sounded.

The Gay Jackie Robinson Will Apparently Be White

Adam Amel Rogers | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Adam Amel Rogers

I am currently researching the history of LGBT athletes on television for a study that is due out this fall, but one doesn't need a content analysis to see that an overwhelming majority of gay athletes depicted in entertainment media are white.

Ready Or Not, Here He Comes Out: The Time For A Gay Professional Athlete Is Now

Conor Gaughan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Conor Gaughan

He will inspire millions. His inbox will be flooded with emails, messages and tweets from kids who have been bullied and high school quarterbacks scared to tell their parents. He will earn a lifetime of rewards and joy from forever making the world a better place. And now is the time.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Glenn Burke

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Glenn Burke became the first former professional baseball player to come out of the closet when he discussed his sexuality in 1982 in an Inside Sports...

Pro Sports Are Finally Ready for a Gay Athlete

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Cyd Zeigler

The stereotype of professional athletes as homophobic is as outdated as the stereotype of gay men as theater queens. Men like Chris Kluwe are becoming the norm, not the exception.

Where Are The Gay Pro Athletes?

Posted 07.24.2011 | Denver

The sports world went into a mini-tizzy this week when Phoenix Suns president and CEO Rick Welts revealed that he's gay. He gave an open, frank interv...