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Here Is Why NCAA Must Kick BYU And Anti-Gay Members Out

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 09.15.2016 | Queer Voices

This article originally appeared on Outsports. The NCAA made a great public relations move when it announced this week that it would remove all champi...

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...

When This Gay Sailor Was Outed, He Found Out His Navy Buddies Had His Back

OutSports | James Nichols | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices

This article by Conner Curnick originally appeared on Outsports. In April 2015, I was heading back to my quarters at the naval base in Pensacola, Fla....

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."

Visibility Changes Culture and the Courage Game Is the Model

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 06.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Since coming out three years ago I've witnessed many campaigns by various LGBT sports organizations in an attempt to change culture. Hashtags, surveys...

Dear North Carolina Coaches, Please Speak Out Against HB2

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 04.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

I often see college coaches speaking out about the NCAA for ridiculous rules and schools who allow students to storm the court. Why not do the same for LGBT folks that live in your community?

Carolina for the Equality Win

Ashland Johnson | Posted 02.05.2017 | Queer Voices
Ashland Johnson

You can tell a lot about a team by how hard they work on on the field and how well they treat their fans. The Carolina Panthers are winning in both categories.

Sports Equality Foundation: A Chance to Do Something Remarkable

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 01.20.2017 | Queer Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

The Foundation will serve LGBT athletes, coaches and others in sports through a network of funding focused on helping and encouraging LGBT people in sports to be their true selves. I am honored to serve on the board of directors and chair of the advisory committee.

This Gay Pro Hockey Referee Fits In Simply By Being Himself

Outsports | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

There was a rumor going around a Southern Professional Hockey League locker room at the end of last season: one of the refs was gay. Then it became, t...

LGBTQ Sports Fans: Lots of High-Fives and No Limp Wrists

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 10.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

It's no secret that LGBTQ people don't like sports. And -- on the rare occasions when LGBTQ people are viewing -- they're merely watching to check out all the sweaty bodies. Makes perfect sense -- if you're into stereotypes. If you're not, well, it's crap.

Rugby Team Goes Nude For 2016 Calendar (NSFW)

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

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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...

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.