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Out Gay Athletes

A Romeo Unmasked

Anthony Romeo | Posted 03.15.2016 | Sports
Anthony Romeo

When I started at college, I had realized that I was gay, and was starting to plant furtive steps into the world of my own skin. And that skin very much included hockey as a way that I identified.

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Says More Gay Athletes Need To Come Out

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 02.26.2016 | Sports

Despite some of the advancements made when it comes to addressing gay rights issues and equality in the NBA and major sports leagues in general, there...

Boxer Comes Out As Gay, Explains Why He Lied About Starring In Porn Film

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The professional boxer who came out as bisexual after claiming he was drugged and forced into performing in a gay porn film now says he is, in fact, a...

Gay Rugby Player Keegan Hirst Strips Down For Steamy Photo Spread

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Britain's first openly gay rugby league player seems to be relishing his newfound sex symbol status, and we're loving every second of it. In this beh...

Olympic Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy Comes Out As Gay

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.22.2015 | Sports

Professional freeskier Gus Kenworthy has come out as gay. The Olympic medalist made the announcement Thursday morning on Twitter, telling followers of...

Princeton Football Player Comes Out Just Days Before Kickoff

Associated Press | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — One of college football's oldest programs has its first openly gay player. Princeton offensive lineman Mason Darrow told Outs...

I'm A Professional Wrestler. Here's Why I Finally Came Out

Matt Cage | Posted 06.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Cage

I never originally intended to make a public post about my private life. However, with the constant speculation, I felt that it would just be best if I silenced everyone and told the truth publicly. To anyone who has ever been scared of just being real and telling the truth, you shouldn't be.

NFL Veteran Sounds Off On Michael Sam's Future With The Cowboys

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NFL veteran Emmitt Smith sounded off on recent controversy surrounding Michael Sam, who was left off the St. Louis Rams' final 53-man roster and their...

LOOK: Players Gear Up For Gay Rugby's 'World Cup'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ruggers from around the world descended upon Australia this week in training for the Bingham Cup, the "World Cup" of gay rugby. Four hundred player...

LOOK: Blake Skjellerup Surprises Fans With Big News On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup surprised fans by announcing his engagement to boyfriend Saul Carrasco on Instagram. Skjellerup, who com...

Tom Daley: A 'Massive Weight' Was Lifted Off My Shoulders When I Came Out

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

British Olympic diver Tom Daley tells the BBC that a "massive weight" was lifted off of his shoulders after he decided to come out in a YouTube video ...

An Open Letter to Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Yesterday I came across your comments regarding Michael Sam and how you would not have drafted him because you "wouldn't want to deal with all of it." Why would you not want your players to be themselves?

Reports: Star Olympic Swimmer To Announce He Is Gay

Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ian Thorpe, the Australian swimmer who is the country's most successful Olympic athlete ever, revealed in an interview that he is gay, according to Th...

Michael Sam Reveals The Unusual Way He Met His Boyfriend Vito Cammisano

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

New NFL recruit Michael Sam opens up about his relationship with boyfriend Vito Cammisano in an intimate new interview with Out magazine -- and, as it...

WATCH: Wrestling Legend Comes Out At 73

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

WWE legend Pat Patterson has come out as gay. As TMZ first reported, the 73-year-old wrestling icon spoke at length about his sexuality for the fi...

LOOK: YouTube's Amazing New Push For LGBT Equality In Sports

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

YouTube is marking LGBT Pride Month with an awesome new campaign, calling for diversity in the sports arena and society. The #ProudToPlay campaign...

Michelangelo Signorile

Derrick Gordon, UMass Basketball Player, On Feeling 'Ecstatic' After Coming Out And Jason Collins' Influence

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“Don’t wait,” 22-year-old Derrick Gordon said emphatically when asked if he has advice for other college athletes thinking about coming out. The...

An Open Letter To The NFL From A Gay Football Fan

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Imagine what might be possible if the NFL said, "Your sexual orientation doesn't mean a thing!" Dear Roger Go...

NFL Quarterback Would 'Welcome' Gay Teammate And 'Show Him What It Means To Follow Jesus'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says he'd welcome an openly gay teammate, but a number of media outlets are questioning the sincerity of ...

Witnessing the Ho-Hum History of Jason Collins

Adam Amel Rogers | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Adam Amel Rogers

We have built this moment up for so long. The gay world and the sports world have played such vital roles in my life and I've been one of the many gay fans who have spent years craving a moment where our passions collide.

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

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Hip-Hop Icon: I'll Be 'Rooting' For Michael Sam In The NFL

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Hip-hop icon Russell Simmons has joined the ever-growing list of celebrities and public figures to praise college football player and NFL prospect Mic...

Gay NFL Veteran: 'I Did Not Feel Safe At All' In The Locker Room

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Retired NFL veteran Esera Tuaolo joined HuffPost Live this week to discuss the implications of college football star Michael Sam's coming out. "I...

Texas Sports Anchor Gives Jaw-Dropping Speech On Gay NFL Players

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Sports broadcasts are typically known for their punchy lists of best plays, epic goal countdowns and testosterone-fueled commentary. Which makes Da...

First College Football Player To Come Out Says He Hopes To Blaze A Trail

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

HuffPost Live's Mike Sacks caught up with Conner Mertens, who made headlines last month when he became the first active college football player to com...