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Record 34 Out LGBTI Athletes Already Set To Compete In Rio Olympics

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices

This article originally appeared on Outsports. The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio will have a record number of publicly out lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans...

Groundbreaking Program Encourages College And Professional Sports Leaders to be LGBT Inclusive

Eric Lueshen | Posted 06.22.2016 | Queer Voices
Eric Lueshen

"The athletic community is ready for a cultural shift as many of us know or love someone who identifies as LGBT."

This Rugby Team Wants To Recruit New Players...With Anti-Gay Slurs

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices

A gay and inclusive South African competitive rugby team wants to recruit new players... by reclaiming homophobic slurs. The Jozi Cats, which are bas...

NCAA Takes a Small and Disappointing Step to Address Anti-LGBT State Laws

Pat Griffin | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pat Griffin

The new NCAA requirement raises these and other critical questions that need answers. Perhaps the biggest question of all is how an organization that professes to have a strong commitment to LGBT inclusion could settle on such an ambiguous and weak statement.

After Coming Out, Six Yale Athletes Launch A Student Support Group

Cyd Zeigler | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices

Six LGBT athletes at Yale have come together to create a support group specifically for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and questioning athletes. The at...

The Amazing Thing That Happened When This College Football Star Came Out As Gay

OutSports | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.10.2016 | Queer Voices

There is something unique about discussing the merits of gay marriage while in the locker room showers with 11 other naked men, but that is where I fo...

Steve Tisch Wants The NY Giants To Be Leaders On LGBT Issues

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.09.2015 | Sports

Earlier this year, the New York Giants released a PSA supporting equal opportunities for LGBT athletes, a message that Giants co-owner Steve Tisch hop...

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 Kenworthy ...

The Inspirational Friendship That Helped This Young Gay Kid Be Out And Proud

The Huffington Post | Elisabeth Brier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Twelve-year-old lacrosse player Braeden Lange struggled when he was first coming out as gay at such a young age. His father, although accepting, didn'...

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.

Britain's First Openly Gay Rugby Player Receives Praise From A-List Star

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

Last week, British rugby player Keegan Hirst gained international attention when he came out of the closet, becoming Britian's first openly gay rugby ...

Jose Canseco Will 'Live As A Woman' For A Week In Support Of Caitlyn Jenner

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

Former major-league slugger Jose Canseco announced this week that he plans to "live as a woman" for a seven-day period in solidarity with transgender ...

LGBT Athletes Offer Surprising Thoughts On The 'Perfect Body'

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

A compelling new video brings together a diverse group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes to discuss what the "perfect body" me...

Photographer Responds to Parents of LGBT Athlete Who Passed Away

Jeff Sheng | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeff Sheng

For the last 13 years, I have been photographing LGBT high school and college athletes who have "come out" to their teammates despite the high prevalence of LGBT-bias found in sports.

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...

Transgender Cheerleader Opens Up About Her Life In The Sports World And More

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Each month Athlete Ally and Huffington Post will feature a new Voice to Voice segment featuring LGBT and ally people of color leading the movement to ...

Being Authentic Leads to Happiness On and Off the Court

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Coaching with a clear mind has allowed me to be better at my job. It has allowed me to open up to my team and share experiences. It has made us closer. I have friends that I truly could not live without. We are a unique family that exists from similar experiences. I coach boys high school basketball and yes, I'm gay.

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...

WATCH: WNBA Star Britney Griner And Fiancé Appear On 'Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta'

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

The wedding day of one of our favorite queer athletes is fast approaching! Openly gay WNBA star Brittney Griner made headlines last August when she...

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...

Michael Sam Reportedly Engaged To Longtime Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Congratulations may be in order for Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, and his longtime boyfriend, Vito Cammisano. According to a TMZ r...

College Athlete Derrick Anderson Talks Candidly About Being Out And In Sports

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Each month Athlete Ally and Huffington Post will feature a new Voice to Voice segment featuring LGBT and ally people of color leading the movement to ...

Michael Sam: Lack Of Talent Isn't Keeping Me Out Of The NFL

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam didn't come out and say it, but he seemed to imply that he is currently not playing in the NFL because he came out as gay. Sam, who bec...

Jason Collins: Fear Keeps Gay Professional Athletes From Coming Out

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.20.2014 | Sports

After he came out in April 2013, Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete active in any of the four recognized major North American professio...

NFL Great Suggests Michael Sam's Sexuality 'Could Be' A Choice

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

NFL veteran Deion Sanders is making headlines for comments he made about Michael Sam in an interview with Larry King, Deadspin and Outsports are repor...