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Yunel Escobar Slur

Mexico Sets the Tone on Hate Speech

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

LGBTQ communities across Mexico are, no doubt, ecstatic by the ruling that two homophobic slurs are not legally protected as freedom of speech. But as most LGBTQ Latinos know, these two homophobic epithets are so frequently espoused throughout Latin American culture that many are not cognizant of their deleterious effect.

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.

Yunel Escobar Shocked 'Fag' Is A Slur

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Escobar's vitriol, sadly, hurts more than just his team and his career endorsements. It hurts the hundreds of young LGBTQ sports enthusiasts and athletes around the world who revere him.

Blue Jays Shortstop Suspended

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 11.18.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games Tuesday by the Blue Jays for wearing eye-black displaying an anti-gay s...

PHOTO: Blue Jays Player Displays Homophobic Message

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2012 | Sports

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar is the focus of an investigation by Major League Baseball after displaying a homophobic slur on the eye-blac...