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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices

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

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

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.31.2015 | Gay 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 tran...

LGBT Athletes Offer Surprising Thoughts On The 'Perfect Body'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices

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

Photographer Responds to Parents of LGBT Athlete Who Passed Away

Jeff Sheng | Posted 06.09.2015 | Gay 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 03.27.2015 | Gay 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 03.08.2015 | Gay 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 05.02.2015 | Gay 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 02.24.2015 | Gay 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 01.30.2015 | Gay 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 01.14.2015 | Gay 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 01.09.2015 | Gay 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 12.22.2014 | Gay 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...

Veteran MLB Umpire Comes Out As Gay

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 02.01.2015 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Dale Scott figures he'll hear plenty of foul language from angry hitters next season. Such is life for a Major League Baseball umpir...

Robbie Rogers: 'I Thought There'd Be A Chain Reaction' In Sports After I Came Out

AP | MELISSA MURPHY | Posted 01.25.2015 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U...

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 11.07.2014 | Gay 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...

Gay Soccer Player Robbie Rogers' Coming Out Serves As Inspiration For New ABC Comedy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices

We've missed Robbie Rogers. Thankfully, he'll soon be coming to a TV near you -- sort of. The openly gay soccer player recently closed a deal for "...

Raising the Profile of the Gay Games: Here's Why It Matters

Kristen Elechko | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristen Elechko

Athletes have the power to inspire. When we have role models -- men who are basketball, soccer and ice hockey players, women who are triathletes, beach volleyball players and runners -- we can become more comfortable, confident and safe in how we identify and who we feel free to become.

The Olympics Just Got A Whole Lot More LGBT-Friendly

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2014 | Gay Voices

In an amazing move for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes everywhere, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has taken steps to...

Martina Navratilova Proposes To Girlfriend At U.S. Open

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.06.2014 | Sports

Martina Navratilova still knows how to rise to the occasion at the U.S. Open. This time, she did it by dropping to one knee. More than 25 years af...

Why Athletes Need to Exercise Their Influence: An Agent's Perspective

Joshua Kusnick | Posted 11.04.2014 | Sports
Joshua Kusnick

From my perspective as an agent, I really do not see a downside to an athlete embracing this cause. I would gladly work for an openly gay player or a player who speaks up in support of the LGBT community.

NFL Veteran Sounds Off On Michael Sam's Future With The Cowboys

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.03.2014 | Gay Voices

NFL veteran Emmitt Smith sounded off on recent controversy surrounding Michael Sam, who was left off the St. Louis Rams' final 53-man roster and their...

LOOK: Players Gear Up For Gay Rugby's 'World Cup'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Ruggers from around the world descended upon Australia this week in training for the Bingham Cup, the "World Cup" of gay rugby. Four hundred player...

ESPN Apologizes For Report On Michael Sam's Shower Habits

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports

ESPN proudly bills itself as "The Worldwide Leader In Sports." But it regrets briefly becoming the worldwide leader in unnecessary, awkward reports on...