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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...

Maxwell Strachan

Don't Let Feel-Good Stories Trick You Into Thinking The Sports World Isn't Homophobic

HuffingtonPost.com | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.17.2015 | Sports

A new study finds work to be done, but that visibility fosters acceptance.

Flashback: These Are 15 Of The Biggest LGBT Sports Moments Of 2014

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.29.2014 | Gay Voices

2014 was a watershed year for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes. From Michael Sam's NFL draft and kiss with his boyfriend on national...

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 02.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

On Saturday night I was able to sit back and watch my team capture the Yonkers City Championship. It was our second title in the past four years, but the first tournament championship since coming out. The next day, a rare in-season off day, I was able to sit back and reflect.

Legendary Hulk Hogan Says Pro Wrestling Has Moved Past Its 'Barbaric Mindset' About Gays

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 02.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Not long ago, sports -- including big-time wrestling -- were less accommodating for gay competitors. Only recently have most pro athletes remained active in their chosen careers after coming out.

Thankful for Being Able To Live a Complete Life

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

A few days before the trip, while I began planning dinner reservations, it dawned on me. For the first time my past and present would meet. My new gay friends would be socializing with my longtime straight friends.

Hubba Hubba! The First Of The Annual Gay Rugby Calendars Are Here...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Looks like it's that time of year again: All of our favorite queer rugby teams are beginning to release their annual calendars... and we're not compla...

How Society's Addiction to Masculinity Has Led to Sexual Hazing Between Men

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 12.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

I really feel sorry for the victims of the Sayreville tragedy; and yes the incident is a tragedy. Those four young men will be scarred forever. They will have bad dreams, distance themselves from sports and probably need some type of professional help.

WATCH: The Awesome Way These Athletes Are Helping End Homophobia In Sports

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Homophobia and sports don't have to go hand in hand -- and this group of athletes are teaming up to help combat the pervasive mentality the queers don...

NFL Teams Turning Their Backs on Michael Sam Will Push Athletes Deeper into the Closet

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

This weekend Sam was cut by the Rams after a strong preseason. St. Louis was the wrong fit. The Rams handled the entire process with class. Yet the disturbing part is that no other team felt he was good enough to make a roster.

A Numbers Game: Making An NFL Roster

Wade Davis II | Posted 10.28.2014 | Sports
Wade Davis II

Making an NFL team's 53-man roster starts in training camp. According to NFL rules, each team can only have 90 players when training camp starts. The process that all teams undergo to get from 90 to 53 can be difficult to understand. For players who are vying to make a team, it can be more stressful and challenging than playing the game itself.

Sports Break Stereotypes at the Gay Games

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Every four years the Gay Games brings a collection of athletes from around the world to one location - this year to Cleveland, a short six hour ride from New York City. When the opportunity to attend was presented itself, I jumped at the chance to meet so many LGBT athletes.

A Year Out of the Closet

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

A year ago, I nervously boarded a flight from Kennedy airport in New York to Portland, Oregon. I would be attending the LGBT Sports Coalition's Summit hosted by Nike. Over 50 leaders in the LGBT sports world would embrace me and change my life forever.

Taking the LGBT Sports Movement to the Next Level

Avery Stone | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Avery Stone

After leaving this latest LGBT Sports Summit -- and ruminating on the movement's progress -- I cannot help but consider the next level. We need to take what we've learned and go big or go home. Here are my top three takeaways.

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 ...

LGBT Athletes Speak Up by Coming Out | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Cyd Ziegler, co-founder of OutSports, talks with me about the societal impact of athletes speaking up about their sexual orientation, and what can be done to improve LGBT acceptance in sports.

LOOK: Gay Boxing Club Gives Stereotypes A Sucker Punch

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices

When we say "boxing," the first thing you think of may not be a gay guy going 10 rounds in the ring. But Velvet Gloves Gentleman's Boxing is sparr...

Thanks, Derrick Gordon

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

I had the pleasure of recently becoming friends with Derrick. In my initial meetings, I knew that he would be ready to make this historic move. Derrick knew he needed to make this move and along the journey wanted to let others like him know, they could be a successful athlete and be gay.

The Most Enjoyable Season of My Career

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

You can score 20 points per game and be gay. You can kick 45-yard field goals and be gay. And I assure you that you can coach... and be gay.

Emily Swanson

America Is Ready For Openly Gay Athletes, Poll Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Gay Voices

A majority of Americans -- including the vast majority of football fans -- say they would approve of their favorite sports team signing an openly gay ...

LOOK: Olympian Flashes Rainbow And Unicorn As Winter Games Kick Off

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices

One of six reportedly out lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) competitors at this year's 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics made the first display of...

How This Gay German Soccer Player To Make Coming Out Easier

AP | CIARAN FAHEY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

BERLIN (AP) — Encouraged by others who have come out as gay, retired soccer player Thomas Hitzlsperger is hoping going public will help make it easi...

Being True on Opening Day

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 03.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

When I came out in June, many members of the media questioned what would happen when the high school basketball team I coach began playing games. How would my players react? What about opposing teams? Opposing coaches? Opposing fans?

State Assistant Football Coach Suspended For Slamming Player As 'Faggot'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A Colorado State University assistant football coach has been suspended for two weeks without pay after being caught using an anti-gay slur on camera ...