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Being Authentic Leads to Happiness On and Off the Court

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 05.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Coaching with a clear mind has allowed me to be better at my job. It has allowed me to open up to my team and share experiences. It has made us closer. I have friends that I truly could not live without. We are a unique family that exists from similar experiences. I coach boys high school basketball and yes, I'm gay.

A Year Out of the Closet

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

A year ago, I nervously boarded a flight from Kennedy airport in New York to Portland, Oregon. I would be attending the LGBT Sports Coalition's Summit hosted by Nike. Over 50 leaders in the LGBT sports world would embrace me and change my life forever.

Gay Athletes and the Ongoing Challenge of Full Acceptance

Clark Power | Posted 05.06.2014 | Sports
Clark Power

This week, University of Notre Dame varsity tennis player, Matt Dooley, joined Jason Collins and Michael Sam by coming out publicly as a gay male.

No Openly Transgender Athletes Have Competed in the Olympics

Chris Mosier | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Chris Mosier

Being ineligible to compete in the Olympics is not a true concern for me right now, but my eligibility in my sport of triathlon is: USA Triathlon follows the IOC's policy on transgender athletes.

Over the Line: Allies in the LGBT Sports Movement

Patrick Burke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Patrick Burke

There are LGBT athletes ready, willing, and able to speak on their own behalf. Why am I, a straight man, explaining what it must feel like to be an LGBT athlete when I am surrounded by dozens of LGBT athletes more than capable of sharing their own stories? Why are we suffocating LGBT voices?

Gay Former NFL Star Named Executive Director Of Major LGBT Organization

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Wade Davis, a former NFL player who publicly came out in 2012, has been named the Executive Director of the You Can Play project, an anti-homophobia a...

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...

NHL Announces Groundbreaking Support For Gay Athletes

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The National Hockey League (NHL) has offered its support of gay rights with the announcement of a new partnership to combat homophobia in sports. ...

'Cheeky, Gay Bastards Of The NHL' Track The Caps

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 01.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Meet Craig Brownstein, Caps fan and founder of a blog for, as he puts it, "boys who like boys who like hockey." In 2010, Brownstein ...

When Will We See Openly Gay Players in the MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL?

Ian Carey | Posted 11.26.2012 | Sports
Ian Carey

The onus is not just on gay athletes to come out, that lays with all athletes, gay or straight, to make it clear that gay players are welcome in the locker room.

Where Are the Gay Male Olympians?

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

While acceptance of LGBT people has increased rapidly during the past couple decades, being gay retains a huge stigma in athletics.

WATCH: NHL Stars Release 'You Can Play' PSA Supporting LGBT Athletes

AP | Posted 03.05.2012 | Sports

TORONTO -- Some of the NHL's biggest stars are featured in a public service announcement promoting equality within the sport, regardless of sexual ori...