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Gay Boxer Will Honor Orlando Victims With Upcoming Fight

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices

The country’s first openly gay boxer will take to the ring to honor the memory of those killed in the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. Or...

EuroGames Stockholm: The LGBTQ March From Aesthete to Athlete

Mark A. Thompson | Posted 08.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark A. Thompson

It's possible to look at the evolution of LGBTQ liberation as a movement from aesthete to athlete, from Oscar Wilde to Michael Sam. Or so it seemed during the latest EuroGames, which were held in Stockholm, Sweden, where more than 5,000 LGBTQ athletes competed.

LOOK: World's First Gay Boxer Marries In NYC's Central Park

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Orlando Cruz, the Puerto Rican boxer who broke new ground when he came out as "a proud gay man" last year, married his boyfriend José Manuel Colón i...

LOOK: Gay Boxer Plans HUGE Rainbow-Colored Statement For World Title Fight

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

Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz is set to make history this weekend when he fights Orlando Salido for a world title -- while sporting rainbow boxing sho...

Know Your LGBT History: Professional Boxer Comes Out And More On October 3

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

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

WATCH: Gay Boxer Says Coming Out Was About 'Respect'

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

Taking a break between training sessions, professional boxer Orlando Cruz spoke with The Guardian about his decision to come out of the closet as a ga...

'Maricón': A Word That Haunts Us All

Monica Trasandes | Posted 10.20.2013 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

The reality is that "maricón" and "puto" are used every day in the real world, and and in that world they do not mean "corrupt politician"; they mean "faggot." Regardless of intention, every time Molotov performs "Puto," LGBT fans are forced to hear a crowd chant "matarle al maricón."

Jason Collins, Billie Jean King And Others Get Major Gay Honor In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In May, it was announced that the nonprofit National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame for gay athletes and allies would be launched in Chicago. A...

Tongues Untied: Pro Athletes, Sexuality And Media Hype

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Darnell L. Moore

From Kenneth Faried's moving video in support of his lesbian mothers to reports of Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber and Kenny Smith mocking Charles Barkley's "effeminate" behavior, athletes have been the focus of a lot of talk centered on LGBT inclusion and homophobia lately.

Orlando Cruz: 'I Hoped Coming Out Would Make Me A Better Boxer'

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When Orlando Cruz came out in October, he explained to reporters that he wanted to be true to himself. But that wasn't the only reason why the Puerto ...

Gay Boxer Orlando Cruz Reveals Emotional Reason He Came Out Now

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"[I'm] very, very happy. I am free." That's how boxing's first openly gay fighter Orlando Cruz describes his feelings since publicly acknowledging ...

Orlando’s Best Fight Ever

Monica Trasandes | Posted 12.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

On October 11, the LGBT community celebrates National Coming Out Day and this year we have one more newly out person with whom to celebrate--Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz. When the former Olympian said in interviews last week that he is gay, I know he made a world of difference for so many people.

Boxer Orlando Cruz: 'I Am A Proud Gay Man'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

History has been made today in the boxing world, as featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz has come out as a "proud gay man." The Puerto Rican native, 3...