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Andrew Perez

Even This Super Conservative Politician Doesn't Think NFL Should Ban Gay Players | Andrew Perez | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Thursday that he won't support a proposal offered by a Republican lobbyist to ban gay athletes from playin...

These 15 Football Honchos Are Standing With Michael Sam

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.11.2014 | Sports

On Sunday, Michael Sam made headlines around the country when he came out as gay. If drafted, as projected, he will be the first openly gay player in...

Retired NFL Star Destroys Argument Against Gay Players

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.11.2014 | Sports

Former NFL player Donte' Stallworth doesn't buy the argument that an openly gay player would be too distracting for an NFL team to be successful. I...

College Football Star Comes Out

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Sports

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, named a first-team All-American after the 2013 season, has publicly come out as gay. The college footba...

Jordan Schultz

Andrew Luck: Fantasy Football Is Annoying | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.17.2013 | Sports

Following a future Hall of Famer like Peyton Manning is not easy, but quarterback Andrew Luck is doing a fine job thus far. In 2012, his first season,...

NFL Superstar Talks Openly Gay Players

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 08.14.2013 | Sports

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has a message for closeted gay players in the NFL: "If they're looking for a window to just come ou...

Jordan Schultz

Brendon Ayanbadejo On NFL: 'I Think It's Ready To Start ... Being Proactive' | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Sports

Recently minted Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo has been a pioneer for gay rights and marriage equality as it relates to the NFL. The 36-year-o...

From the Archives: How Coming Out in Professional Sports Has Changed Over the Last 30 Years

Jamie Scot | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Scot

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives has been busy this week clearing a space for Jason Collins in our LGBT Archival Sports collection alongside the likes of Billy Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and John Amechi, among others.

Openly Gay, Christian College Kicker Wants A Shot At The NFL

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Alan Gendreau is nothing if not unique. The devout Christian, Florida native was a superstar kicker for the Middle Tennessee State's Blue Raiders; he ...

Amanda Terkel

NFL Meets With Gay Rights Groups | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.12.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- The National Football League met with LGBT rights groups last week about the push to end homophobia in sports, at a time when speculatio...

Redskins' Adam Carriker: Gay Teammate Not A 'Big Deal'

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.02.2013 | DC

If you're a Washington Redskins player and you're gay, that wouldn't be a problem, at least according to Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carrik...

Amanda Terkel

Football Player Says It Would Be 'Selfish' To Be Openly Gay In The NFL | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.29.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- There has never been an openly gay player in the NFL, and Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons thinks it might be best if it sta...

Dear Closeted Football Player(s): We Got You

Adam Amel Rogers | Posted 05.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Adam Amel Rogers

As a gay sports fan, I have a simple message for any athlete who is ready to come out: We got you. I hope you are listening, because the LGBT sports-loving community has been waiting for this for a long time and we are ready to battle for you.

Report: Gay NFL Player May Come Out Soon

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports

CBS Sports' Mike Freeman reports that "Based on interviews over the past several weeks with current and former players, I'm told that a current gay NF...

Gay-Rights Supporters In NFL Await 'Jackie Robinson' Figure

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Brendon Ayanbadejo has heard from many players who applaud his support of gay marriage – some of them teammates, others from the ...

NFL Legend Says Gay Players Belong In The NFL

Posted 01.31.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Are there gay NFL players today? "The Bus" thinks so. Former Pittsburgh Steelers great Jerome Bettis spoke to HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill abou...

Dozen NFL Players Would Support Gay Teammate

Posted 05.23.2012 | Sports

Rookies Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson, Coby Fleener and others join retired veterans Jevon Kearse, Ahman Green and Eddie George in supporting g...