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Will Michael Sam Save the NFL From Its Homophobia?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Publicly, the NFL is being supportive, putting out a statement saying, "We admire Michael Sam's honesty and courage," but in Sports Illustrated numerous unnamed sources say Sam's going to be a "distraction" and not a problem any team is going to want to take on.

49ers Lose Cornerback For Season

AP | By CRAIG MASSEI | Posted 10.02.2013 | Sports

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver will miss the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. Culli...

Is Outrage Driving Homophobia Underground?

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 07.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Nathaniel Frank

Maybe all the outbursts are doing us a favor by allowing us to understand and address homophobia. But the outbursts can only be helpful if they are taken seriously and not dismissed or censored by the outrage police.

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?

Haha, 49ers, You Lost

Guy Branum | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Guy Branum

My boss, W. Kamau Bell and the folks at Totally Biased let me put together a response to the less gay-friendly members of the San Francisco 49ers.

Super Bowl Heroes & Goats

Posted 02.04.2013 | Sports

By Eric Edholm, Pro Football Weekly Super Bowl XLVII, we hardly knew ya. It was a strange one, that’s for sure. A 28-6 lead. A power outage. Y...

Yes. There Is a Gay NFL Player in the Super Bowl.

Dennis Trainor | Posted 04.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Dennis Trainor

Among the gladiators hurling themselves across the field and at each other with a ferocity that will shorten expected lifespans -- there will be a pla...

C'mon, 49ers: This Lesbian Fan Wanted To Root For You

Kim Corsaro | Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Kim Corsaro

I really hoped that the 49ers would win the Super Bowl yesterday, but just as much, I hope that they take the opportunity to become true, vocal champions for gay people in sports. It's a memorable goal, worthy of the team that represents San Francisco and everything it stands for.

Memo to Chris Culliver: There Are Probably Gay Men on Your Team, Get Over It

Ben Shapiro | Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Ben Shapiro

In all likelihood Chris Culliver has already played alongside a homosexual teammate. He might even be suiting up with one this Sunday, when his 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens in The Super Bowl.

Baltimore Ravens Would 'Absolutely Not' Have A Problem With A Gay Teammate, Says Player

Posted 02.01.2013 | Gay Voices

The Baltimore Ravens' Terrell Suggs positioned himself in direct opposition to the media firestorm surrounding his Super Bowl rivals by proclaiming th...

Gay-Rights Supporters In NFL Await 'Jackie Robinson' Figure

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

NEW ORLEANS -- Brendon Ayanbadejo has heard from many players who applaud his support of gay marriage – some of them teammates, others from the ...

49ers' Teammates Say They Never Participated In 'It Gets Better' Video (Even Though They're In It)

Posted 02.01.2013 | Gay Voices

A series of anti-gay remarks made by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver cast the Super Bowl-bound team in a negative light just days ahead ...

Thank You, Chris Culliver, For Voicing Your Ignorant Homophobia Out Loud

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

The problem that those of us who are fighting for LGBT equality in sports have consistently run up against is that sports media simply aren't interested in reporting on our issues. But you broke through. You made gay issues a centerpiece of the Super Bowl.

49er Cornerback Apologizes For 'Hurtful And Ugly' Gay Remarks

Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices

Chris Culliver has apologized for controversial remarks he made about the possibility of gay players in the NFL. "The derogatory comments I made y...

Why The NFL Must Suspend San Francisco 49er Chris Culliver For His Anti-Gay Remarks

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Thanks to players like Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo and their pro-gay advocacy, we're seeing a shift among NFL players, but the leadership needs to take strong stand against Culliver's kind of bigotry if that shift is to continue.

49ers' Chris Culliver Says He's Not OK With Gays In NFL

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices

A player for the Super Bowl-bound San Francisco 49ers gave a controversial, anti-gay interview just days ahead of the NFL's championship game. Spea...