iOS app Android app

Gay Sports

Billie Jean King: It's 'Very Difficult' For Gay Athletes To Come Out

Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Tennis legend Billie Jean King spoke at length about the challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes continue to face in th...

What Does Russia's Gay Ban Ruling Mean For Gay Olympians At Next Year's Winter Olympics?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.15.2013 | Gay Voices

With Russia recently passing their anti-gay gag ruling, it raised some questions concerning next year's Winter Olympic Games. The International Olympi...

Prideful Sports Fan? Celebrate Gay Pride By Wearing Your Favorite Athlete's Shirt!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Athlete Alley, a nonprofit organization fighting for equality in organized sports, have teamed up with the NFL Players Association to produce a line o...

WATCH: 9 LGBT Moments In Sports That Made Us Proud This Year

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Until very recently, the sports world was considered by many to be troublingly homophobic and transphobic. Most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transge...

LOOK: Is Your City One Of The Top 10 For LGBT Sports?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

So far this year gay athletes and their straight allies have taken giant strides towards achieving equality and acceptance in the world of major leagu...

Nike To Host LGBT Sports Leaders For Major Conference

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

We're not even halfway through the year and already 2013 has been filled with some of the most shocking, heartwarming, disappointing and insightful he...

WATCH: Robbie Rogers Opens Up About Being An Openly Gay Athlete

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.03.2013 | Gay Voices

Robbie Rogers, the first active openly gay male athlete to compete in a U.S. professional team sport, made an appearance on "CBS This Morning" on Mon...

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.

From the Archives: How Coming Out in Professional Sports Has Changed Over the Last 30 Years

Jamie Scot | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Scot

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives has been busy this week clearing a space for Jason Collins in our LGBT Archival Sports collection alongside the likes of Billy Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and John Amechi, among others.

Chicago City Council To Vote On Resolution On LGBT Athletes

Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy Windy City Times: The Chicago City Council is expected to vote on a resolution to encourage support for LGBT professi...

Amanda Terkel

Did LGBT Advocacy Cost NFL Player His Job?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.06.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The Minnesota Vikings released Chris Kluwe on Monday, leading to speculation that the move was motivated in part by the punter's promine...

Saki Knafo

Amateur Players On Jason Collins: 'It's About Playing Ball Out Here'

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK -- At an outdoor basketball court in Greenwich Village this week, Peyton Bell, 66, was talking about Jason Collins. "I support him," he s...

Amanda Terkel

Will Jason Collins Find His Branch Rickey?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.30.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The gay community has its Jackie Robinson. It now needs its Branch Rickey. NBA player Jason Collins took the sports world by surprise...

Jason Collins Makes Amazing Happen

Maya Rupert | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Maya Rupert

If playing together in the NBA could make a white guy from Charleston begin to understand the discrimination faced by a black guy from Washington, D.C., in 1958, I'm excited to think what an openly gay player can do for a league that still perpetuates dangerous sexism and homophobia.

LOOK: 27 Inspiring Athletes Who Have Come Out Of The Closet

Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Jason Collins, a free agent who played with the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards during the National Basketball Association's 2012-13 season,...

What Does Nike's Quest For A Gay Male Athlete Mean?

Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Earlier this week, Nike poached newly out women's college basketball star Brittney Griner for an endorsement deal, but the athletic wear giant apparen...

Openly Gay, Christian College Kicker Wants A Shot At The NFL

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Alan Gendreau is nothing if not unique. The devout Christian, Florida native was a superstar kicker for the Middle Tennessee State's Blue Raiders; he ...

An Openly Gay, Male Athlete Could Command Huge Payday

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices

The tide is turning in the world of sports. An environment once steeped in homophobia now has an air of acceptance and tolerance. Companies that may h...

Amanda Terkel

NFL Meets With Gay Rights Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.12.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- The National Football League met with LGBT rights groups last week about the push to end homophobia in sports, at a time when speculatio...

Amanda Terkel

LGBT Allies Prepare For Gay NFL Player To Come Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- No gay athlete playing in men's professional football, basketball, hockey or baseball has ever come out. But with rumors swirling that a...

Dear Closeted Football Player(s): We Got You

Adam Amel Rogers | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Adam Amel Rogers

As a gay sports fan, I have a simple message for any athlete who is ready to come out: We got you. I hope you are listening, because the LGBT sports-loving community has been waiting for this for a long time and we are ready to battle for you.

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

Conor Gaughan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Gay 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?

Saying Thanks To Brendon Ayanbadejo: One Gay Sports Writer's Journey

Sports On Earth | Chuck Culpepper | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Eight days before the gayest Super Bowl week on record, I walked toward the Baltimore Ravens' locker room in New England consumed entirely with though...

Tongues Untied: Pro Athletes, Sexuality And Media Hype

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 03.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Darnell L. Moore

From Kenneth Faried's moving video in support of his lesbian mothers to reports of Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber and Kenny Smith mocking Charles Barkley's "effeminate" behavior, athletes have been the focus of a lot of talk centered on LGBT inclusion and homophobia lately.

Bad News For Gay Football Player Booted From College Team After Kissing Boyfriend

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News | Roman Jimenez | Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices

In September 2012, Jamie Kuntz was kicked off his college football team within 24 hours of his coach learning he was gay. Since then, the All-Conferen...