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Homophobia in Sports

College Athletics' War on Women Coaches

Pat Griffin | Posted 03.08.2015 | Sports
Pat Griffin

Shannon Miller is the latest in a series of experienced and successful women in athletics to not have her contract renewed, to resign under pressure from administrators, to resign in protest of sex discrimination, to be fired or to be forced into early retirement.

What's the Probability That Michael Sam Was Cut Because He's Gay, Really?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I've seen a little too much insistence this week, online and on social media, that Michael Sam's being cut from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad had nothing to do with his being gay. It's a bit overwrought and defensive. A lot of fans seem to want to believe the NFL is not a homophobic institution.

These Hunks Want Your Help To End Homophobia In Sports

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices

Two goreous brothers took some time out of their day this week to bring you an important message: it's up to all of us to help end homophobia in sport...

Gay Rugby Group's New Study Aims To 'Challenge Prejudice' In Sports

AP | Posted 05.16.2014 | Gay Voices

SYDNEY (AP) — Organizers of the Bingham Cup, the world cup of gay rugby, have initiated an international study of discrimination based on sexuality ...

Sorry Miranda, Gay Doesn't Mean Stupid

Eliel Cruz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Eliel Cruz

Gay doesn't actually mean stupid, and attempting to redefine a word that is meant to describe a minority group to mean "stupid" is a micro-aggression towards the LGBT community.

A Review of Reappearing Act by Kate Fagan

Pat Griffin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Books
Pat Griffin

The Reappearing Act is a gripping memoir written with honesty and wry humor about Kate Fagan's painful, but ultimately triumphant journey to truth and self-acceptance as a lesbian.

The Times They Are A-Changin' for LGBTQ People in Sports

Pat Griffin | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Pat Griffin

Regardless of the road blocks that a fearful older generation present, change will come. As the younger generation of women and men take leadership roles in sports, they will carry with them the values of inclusion and respect that drive their activism.

Will Michael Sam Save the NFL From Its Homophobia?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Publicly, the NFL is being supportive, putting out a statement saying, "We admire Michael Sam's honesty and courage," but in Sports Illustrated numerous unnamed sources say Sam's going to be a "distraction" and not a problem any team is going to want to take on.

Those Who Changed History but Won't Be in the History Books

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Ferroni

As a historian and straight educator who sees the struggles of his gay students on a daily basis, I know that there are individuals who performed acts that may not seem historic or monumental but have indirectly improved the lives of so many.

Amanda Terkel

LGBT Allies Prepare For Gay NFL Player To Come Out | 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...

Detroit Tigers Pitcher Says He'd Welcome A Gay Teammate

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The prospect of openly gay athletes playing professional sports has been the talk of the town in recent weeks. Now Detroit Tigers star pitcher Justin ...

Why The NFL Must Suspend San Francisco 49er Chris Culliver For His Anti-Gay Remarks

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Thanks to players like Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo and their pro-gay advocacy, we're seeing a shift among NFL players, but the leadership needs to take strong stand against Culliver's kind of bigotry if that shift is to continue.

Sexism And Homophobia In Sports: A Co-Dependency That Needs Our Attention

Hudson Taylor | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Hudson Taylor

Sexism and homophobia operate co-dependently. With no part of our culture exemplifying this pathological relationship better than sports, it becomes clear that tackling homophobia in sports requires a simultaneous, equally vigorous effort to tackle sexism in sports.

Nike Hosts First-ever LGBT Sports Summit

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 08.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

We have finally reached a tipping point when anti-gay slurs, silence and discrimination are no longer the accepted norms in sports.