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Nfl Homophobia

What's the Probability That Michael Sam Was Cut Because He's Gay, Really?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I've seen a little too much insistence this week, online and on social media, that Michael Sam's being cut from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad had nothing to do with his being gay. It's a bit overwrought and defensive. A lot of fans seem to want to believe the NFL is not a homophobic institution.

Hard Not to See Bias in Michael Sam's Draft Fall

Hank Koebler | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports
Hank Koebler

In today's NFL full of pass-happy offenses and hybrid defensive fronts, football reasons alone can't justify why an award-winning pass-rusher like Sam fell so far in the draft.

Que(e)rying Michael Sam's Coming-Out Timing

Irene Monroe | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Sam's coming out will be the true litmus test of whether the NFL is indeed open and accepting of gay players. Should no team sign him, the NFL is sending the message that no time is the right time to be out in this sport.

I Want the Openly Gay Michael Sam on My Football Team

Isaac Saul | Posted 04.12.2014 | Sports
Isaac Saul

I've made my mind up about the NFL's first openly gay draft prospect: I want him. I want him on my team, in the NFL, playing for my fantasy defense and leveling hit-sticks in Madden.

Will Michael Sam Save the NFL From Its Homophobia?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Publicly, the NFL is being supportive, putting out a statement saying, "We admire Michael Sam's honesty and courage," but in Sports Illustrated numerous unnamed sources say Sam's going to be a "distraction" and not a problem any team is going to want to take on.

A Devastating Look At Homophobia In Professional Sports

www.upworthy.com | Posted 01.19.2014 | Gay Voices

We're talking about persecution at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics like it's something foreign. But here's the thing, you don't need to go all the way ...

NFL, We Are Watching

Stampp Corbin | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Stampp Corbin

The Kerry Rhodes "scandal" is the perfect opportunity for the NFL to illustrate that it has moved beyond its traditionally homophobic culture. I hope that the NFL knows that the LGBT community and its allies are watching closely how it handles this situation.

Amanda Terkel

NFL Meets With Gay Rights Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...