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Lgbt Athletes

Gus Kenworthy: Coming Out Has Been 'The Highlight' Of My Year

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.25.2016 | Queer Voices

When it comes to living authentically, Gus Kenworthy has no regrets. The Olympic freeskier came out as gay in the Nov. 9, 2015, issue of ESPN magazin...

Here's What It's Like To Be A Gay Professional Skateboarder

VICE | James Nichols | Posted 10.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The skateboarding community worships Brian Anderson as a god, but for many years kept his sexuality a secret from nearly everyone in his life. Our guy...

Professional Skateboarding Icon Brian Anderson Comes Out As Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.29.2016 | Queer Voices

Professional skateboarding legend Brian Anderson opened up about his sexuality for a new Vice Sports documentary. In the documentary, which was relea...

At Least 10 Out LGBT Athletes Competing At The Paralympics In Rio

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 09.08.2016 | Queer Voices

This article originally appeared on OutSports. After a Summer Olympic Games that saw a record-smashing number of publicly out lesbian, gay and bisexua...

Team LGBT's Olympic Medal Count Beat Every Country That Criminalizes Gay Sex

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 08.23.2016 | Queer Voices

This article by Cyd Zeigler originally appeared on Outsports. The publicly out gay, lesbian and bisexual Olympic athletes in Rio outperformed expectat...

Rio Summer Games Go Down As The Queerest Olympics Ever

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 08.23.2016 | Queer Voices

This article by Jim Buzinski originally appeared on Outsports. As the the Games wind down this weekend, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics will go down as t...

"Gay Olympics" Or Gay Olympics?

John Lewis | Posted 08.19.2016 | Queer Voices
John Lewis

We may not be able to have a "Gay Olympics," but they can't stop us making the Olympics gay -- and slowly but surely we are.

'Lucha Underground' Would Be Perfect Home For LGBT Character, Says Pro Wrestler Joey Ryan

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

In the world of sports entertainment, anything is possible -- anything but the fair and accurate representation of the LGBT community, it would seem. Historically, pro wrestling has portrayed gay characters less than charitably, acknowledges Lucha Underground star Joey Ryan.

Derrick Gordon: I Didn't Get A Fair Shot At The NBA Because I'm Gay

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.18.2016 | Queer Voices

The professional sports world is still a tough place to make it if you’re a queer man, at least according to Derrick Gordon. Gordon, who broke boun...

After Backlash, Daily Beast Removes Article That 'Outed' Olympians

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.16.2016 | Queer Voices

In what editors called an “unprecedented but necessary” move, The Daily Beast removed an article that some said “outed” closeted Olympians fro...

Why The Record Number Of Out LGBT Athletes Competing In Rio Matters

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 08.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

At the start of the 2016 Summer Olympics, I wrote about the record number of out LGBT athletes competing in Rio for ThinkProgress.org. It’s an incre...

NBC Sports Has A Gay Problem

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 08.11.2016 | Queer Voices

This article by Cyd Zeigler originally appeared on Outsports. It’s been apparent for years. When Australian diver Matthew Mitcham won gold in the 10...

Nike Features First Trans Man To Compete On U.S. Men's National Team

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.09.2016 | Queer Voices

Nike aired a new commercial last night during the Rio Olympics broadcast featuring superstar transgender athlete Chris Mosier, the first openly trans ...

A Record 49 Out LGBTI Athletes Competing In Rio Olympics (UPDATED)

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 08.15.2016 | 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 01.04.2017 | 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 01.12.2017 | 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 09.02.2016 | 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 01.03.2017 | 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 transgen...