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Why Athletes Need to Exercise Their Influence: An Agent's Perspective

Joshua Kusnick | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports
Joshua Kusnick

From my perspective as an agent, I really do not see a downside to an athlete embracing this cause. I would gladly work for an openly gay player or a player who speaks up in support of the LGBT community.

NFL Veteran Sounds Off On Michael Sam's Future With The Cowboys

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.03.2014 | Gay Voices

NFL veteran Emmitt Smith sounded off on recent controversy surrounding Michael Sam, who was left off the St. Louis Rams' final 53-man roster and their...

LOOK: Players Gear Up For Gay Rugby's 'World Cup'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Ruggers from around the world descended upon Australia this week in training for the Bingham Cup, the "World Cup" of gay rugby. Four hundred player...

Gay Games a Revelation for Former College Football Player

Eric Lueshen | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Lueshen

It made me reflect on a time when I felt like I was alone, the only openly gay athlete at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. I was the lone gay kicker on the football team, fighting for acceptance on and off the field.

WATCH: Michael Sam Gets First Sack To Bolster Bid For Rams' Roster Spot

AP | Posted 08.18.2014 | Sports

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam waited a while longer to get back on the field in his second preseason game. When he did, he made a bigg...

Brittney Griner Proposes To Her Girlfriend... And We're All Emotional Over These Beautiful Photos

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Grab the tissues! One of our favorite openly lesbian athletes, Brittney Griner, proposed to her girlfriend, Tulsa Shock’s Glory Johnson, this wee...

LOOK: Blake Skjellerup Surprises Fans With Big News On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices

New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup surprised fans by announcing his engagement to boyfriend Saul Carrasco on Instagram. Skjellerup, who com...

Daniel Radcliffe Has Some Choice Words For Michael Sam's Critics

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Just before Michael Sam's debut preseason NFL game as the first openly gay player to compete in the league, the athlete is recieving support from an u...

LGBT Athletes Still Facing Harassment and Discrimination

Ken Reed | Posted 08.04.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Moving toward a SportsWorld of equality is unfortunately a slow, painful process. Not everyone wants to go along for the ride. They have to be pushed and pulled, kicking and screaming. Making people face what makes them uncomfortable is part of the process; part of the march to equality on our playing fields and in our locker rooms.

Tom Daley: A 'Massive Weight' Was Lifted Off My Shoulders When I Came Out

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices

British Olympic diver Tom Daley tells the BBC that a "massive weight" was lifted off of his shoulders after he decided to come out in a YouTube video ...

They're Baaaack! (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Don't mind us. We're just over here fanning ourselves since it's that time of year again -- everyone's favorite naked rowing team is back again. Th...

'Modern Family' Star: Gay Athletes Are 'Going To Be Considered Common' In The Future

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 07.26.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL. ...

Rams Coach: Michael Sam Is 'Absolutely Not' A Distraction

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Sports

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy vaguely claimed that "things will happen" when explaining why he would not have drafted openly gay football player Michael...

An Open Letter to Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 09.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Yesterday I came across your comments regarding Michael Sam and how you would not have drafted him because you "wouldn't want to deal with all of it." Why would you not want your players to be themselves?

Former NFL Coach Says He Wouldn't Have Drafted Michael Sam

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy has a Super Bowl ring on his finger, but he wouldn't want Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, on his team. ...

Baseball's Gay 'Pioneer' To Be Honored By MLB

Posted 07.15.2014 | Sports

It's been 19 years since Glenn Burke died. But he's finally receiving recognition for becoming the first former Major League Baseball player to come o...

Reports: Star Olympic Swimmer To Announce He Is Gay

Huffington Post | Benjamin Hart | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Ian Thorpe, the Australian swimmer who is the country's most successful Olympic athlete ever, revealed in an interview that he is gay, according to Th...

Michael Sam Reveals The Unusual Way He Met His Boyfriend Vito Cammisano

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.09.2014 | Gay Voices

New NFL recruit Michael Sam opens up about his relationship with boyfriend Vito Cammisano in an intimate new interview with Out magazine -- and, as it...

What Gay Men Are Really Thinking In The Locker Room

Posted 06.29.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Michael Sam made headline news when he shared a celebratory kiss with his boyfriend after hearing that he was joi...

Let's Make a Future Where There Can Be an Openly Gay World Cup Player

Sally Shipard | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sally Shipard

To create that future -- a future in which there can be an openly gay player at the World Cup -- it is up to all of us to join and accelerate the movement. Both LGBT and straight athletes must engage and take action.

Michael Sam Signs Historic NFL Contract

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam has taken another historic step toward realizing his dream of playing in the NFL. The first openly gay player ever to be selected in the N...

WATCH: Wrestling Legend Comes Out At 73

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices

WWE legend Pat Patterson has come out as gay. As TMZ first reported, the 73-year-old wrestling icon spoke at length about his sexuality for the fi...

Michael Sam: 'They Respect Me As A Human Being And As A Football Player'

AP | R.B. FALLSTROM | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam is confident he'll be judged on performance. The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL said Friday there have bee...

LOOK: YouTube's Amazing New Push For LGBT Equality In Sports

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices

YouTube is marking LGBT Pride Month with an awesome new campaign, calling for diversity in the sports arena and society. The #ProudToPlay campaign...

These Hunks Want Your Help To End Homophobia In Sports

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices

Two goreous brothers took some time out of their day this week to bring you an important message: it's up to all of us to help end homophobia in sport...