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The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

My Thoughts on Michael Sam and LGBT at Sochi

Brendon Ayanbadejo | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Brendon Ayanbadejo

Just after the IOC gave athletes the go ahead to speak their minds, the Russian police arrested four activists in St Petersburg under the LGBT propaganda laws.

Michael Sam: "Unnecessary Roughness"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

Michael Sam is a gay black man, but should that be a strike against him because there are people too afraid to play alongside him?

Ex-NFL Player Claims Teammates Smoked Weed During Super Bowl Week

Posted 01.30.2014 | Sports

Former NFL linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo believes that some of his teammates smoked marijuana just days before playing in a past Super Bowl. Ayanbadej...

Speculation as Sport: Rumors, Gossip and Outing in the Sports World

Wade Davis II | Posted 03.11.2014 | Sports
Wade Davis II

I have been distraught sitting back watching athletes answer unnecessary and inappropriate questions around their sexuality due to our lack of true compassion, dignity and love for all. We now exist in a society where our own obsession with others trumps respect for others' personal lives.

Former NFL Player: Chris Kluwe Was '100% Right'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Brendon Ayanbadejo believes Chris Kluwe is "100% right" in claiming his views led to him losing his job in the NFL. Kluwe, the punter for the Minnesot...

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?

LOOK: 'Doctor Who' Star Drops Trou For NOH8 Campaign

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Actor John Barrowman has decided to reveal his cheeky side in one of the latest photos for the NOH8 campaign, which features celebrities and public fi...

LOOK: NFL Star Goes Nude For Gay Rights Campaign

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Adam Bouska's "NOH8" Campaign, originally formed as a response to California's Proposition 8, added NFL star and former Superbowl champion Brendon Aya...

Could A Mobile App Combat Homophobia And Sexism?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices

From professional football players and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) allies such as Brendon Ayanbadejo to Chris Kluwe, acceptance and...

Jordan Schultz

Brendon Ayanbadejo On NFL: 'I Think It's Ready To Start ... Being Proactive'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Sports

Recently minted Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo has been a pioneer for gay rights and marriage equality as it relates to the NFL. The 36-year-o...

How Men Leading LGBT Rights in Sports Culture Can Help Stop Violence Against Women

Mallika Dutt | Posted 07.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Mallika Dutt

It's only a short step from "don't cry like a girl" and "don't be a bitch" to "women are inferior." These assumptions and connections, part of what many are calling "toxic masculinity," enable violence against gay (or "effeminate" men) and violence against women alike.

Chris Kluwe And Brendon Ayanbadejo Were Not Cut For LGBT Activism

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 07.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

If these are just football matters, why are we seeing all the headlines about these men being cut for supporting gays and lesbians? It's simple: Because people still want to believe that the NFL hates gay people.

The Two Authors Who Set the Stage for Jason Collins

Todd Hunter | Posted 07.10.2013 | Black Voices
Todd Hunter

When Jason Collins decided to reveal the life he'd kept secret for so long, Harris, Dean, James Baldwin before them, and many other literary figures had already been on set, prepping the scene, readying our minds for what's to come.

Does Kluwe's Firing Bode Ill for Gay NFL Players?

John Becker | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

Think about it: if coming out as an ally and publicly supporting equality is considered a "distraction," how will an NFL team react to the avalanche of media attention, accolades, hate mail, death threats, etc. when an active player actually comes out as gay?

Amanda Terkel

Did LGBT Advocacy Cost NFL Player His Job?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.06.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The Minnesota Vikings released Chris Kluwe on Monday, leading to speculation that the move was motivated in part by the punter's promine...

Brendon Ayanbadejo Says Gay Doesn't Equal Femininity

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Gay Voices

During an interview with "Meet The Press" on Sunday, former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who works closely with Athlete Ally, said ...

Amanda Terkel

Will Jason Collins Find His Branch Rickey?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.30.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- The gay community has its Jackie Robinson. It now needs its Branch Rickey. NBA player Jason Collins took the sports world by surprise...

Gay Former NFL Player To Support Youth Pride

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Openly gay former NFL player Wade Davis is set to speak at the 18th annual Youth Pride Day celebration in Washington, D.C., presented by the Youth Pri...

Ex-Ravens LB Calls Equality Fight A 'Bigger Calling Than Football'

AP | SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 04.23.2013 | Sports

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former Baltimore Ravens reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo called on professional athletes Tuesday to stand up for marriag...

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...

Amanda Terkel

Pro Football Player Joins Fight Against Homophobia In Sports

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.10.2013 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- NFL wide receiver Donté Stallworth has joined Athlete Ally, a group dedicated to fighting homophobia in sports. His announcement comes ...

Are We Making Progress on Gay and Lesbian Issues?

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 06.08.2013 | Chicago
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Progress on social issues, like beauty in the stereotypical phrase, is in the eye of the beholder.

WATCH: Ayanbadejo Clarifies Statement About Gay NFL Players With Anderson Cooper

Posted 04.08.2013 | Sports

Less than 24 hours after garnering attention by claiming to be involved in talks with as many as four gay NFL players who were considering coming out ...

Ayanbadejo: 4 Gay NFL Players Could Come Out 'Sooner Than You Think'

Posted 04.05.2013 | Sports

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and special teams standout Brendon Ayanbadejo has been in the news during the past year at least as much for his st...