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Out Lgbt Athletes

Michael Sam Says He's Been Told He's Not Gay Or Black Enough

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.01.2016 | Queer Voices

Nearly two years since he became the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, Michael Sam continues to make headlines. The 26-year-old athlete got...

WATCH: Gay Aussie Diver Croons Dolly Parton

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

Accompanied by his ukulele, Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham gave Dolly Parton's "Dumb Blonde" a multingual twist on YouTube. It isn't the first time...

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...

From Nebraska Football to Professional Sports, Gay Athletes are Inspiring Change

Eric Lueshen | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
Eric Lueshen

In 2003, I was a redshirt freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that decided to come out in high school. But I wasn't sure if I could handle being the first openly gay Division I college football player.

Brazilian Diving Champ Comes Out

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Top Brazilian diver Ian Matos is speaking publicly about his sexuality for the first time. "From a young age, I knew I was gay, but it was here th...

Are Gay Athletes Struggling To Find Success On The Field?

Agence France Presse | JIM SLATER | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Months after admitting they are gay athletes, football's Robbie Rogers, basketball's Jason Collins and boxer Orlando Cruz have been unable to have muc...

Steelers Quarterback Sounds Off On Gay Athletes

Out Sports | Cyd Zeigler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When I approached Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Landry Jones for my short interview at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere last week, I noticed two thi...

'YOU Belong Initiative' Sports Camp Opens Doors For LGBTQ Youth

Patrick Burke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick Burke

It is time that we provide our young LGBTQ athletes with important and long-lasting leadership training from experts in the field. A gym free of anti-gay slurs. A locker room without homophobia. A court where LGBT athletes can just play the sport they love.

New Report Reveals Surprising Facts About LGBTQ College Athletes

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and questioning (LGBQ) student athletes are two times more likely to experience harassment than their heterosexual teammates, a...

MMA Fighter Comes Out As Transgender

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Fallon Fox opens up about being transgender in a new interview with Outsports' Cyd Zeigler, but admits she has some l...

From the Inside Out: An Openly Straight Athlete Ponders an Openly Gay Athlete

Dan Grunfeld | Posted 04.27.2013 | Sports
Dan Grunfeld

I'm a ballplayer. I'm a pro. I've been in an NBA training camp and have competed in some of the top leagues overseas. Based on these experiences, do I think an openly gay competitor would be accepted in the sports world?

The Gay Jackie Robinson Will Apparently Be White

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

I am currently researching the history of LGBT athletes on television for a study that is due out this fall, but one doesn't need a content analysis to see that an overwhelming majority of gay athletes depicted in entertainment media are white.

Ready Or Not, Here He Comes Out: The Time For A Gay Professional Athlete Is Now

Conor Gaughan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Conor Gaughan

He will inspire millions. His inbox will be flooded with emails, messages and tweets from kids who have been bullied and high school quarterbacks scared to tell their parents. He will earn a lifetime of rewards and joy from forever making the world a better place. And now is the time.

Coming Out In The NFL: Still Just 'Fantasy Football'?

Dr. Donna Dannenfelser | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Donna Dannenfelser

In two special episodes of Necessary Roughness, one of our characters deals with the difficult personal decision to come out. We haven't seen this happen in the NFL in real life, but we hope our portrayal will foster dialogue about acceptance and tolerance.