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Legendary Hulk Hogan Says Pro Wrestling Has Moved Past Its 'Barbaric Mindset' About Gays

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Not long ago, sports -- including big-time wrestling -- were less accommodating for gay competitors. Only recently have most pro athletes remained active in their chosen careers after coming out.

Michael Sam: Lack Of Talent Isn't Keeping Me Out Of The NFL

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 12.03.2014 | Sports

Michael Sam didn't come out and say it, but he seemed to imply that he is currently not playing in the NFL because he came out as gay. Sam, who bec...

Veteran MLB Umpire Comes Out As Gay

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 12.02.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Dale Scott figures he'll hear plenty of foul language from angry hitters next season. Such is life for a Major League Baseball umpir...

Robbie Rogers: 'I Thought There'd Be A Chain Reaction' In Sports After I Came Out

AP | MELISSA MURPHY | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U...

Jason Collins: Fear Keeps Gay Professional Athletes From Coming Out

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.20.2014 | Sports

After he came out in April 2013, Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete active in any of the four recognized major North American professio...

NFL Great Suggests Michael Sam's Sexuality 'Could Be' A Choice

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.07.2014 | Gay Voices

NFL veteran Deion Sanders is making headlines for comments he made about Michael Sam in an interview with Larry King, Deadspin and Outsports are repor...

Gay Soccer Player Robbie Rogers' Coming Out Serves As Inspiration For New ABC Comedy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices

We've missed Robbie Rogers. Thankfully, he'll soon be coming to a TV near you -- sort of. The openly gay soccer player recently closed a deal for "...

Raising the Profile of the Gay Games: Here's Why It Matters

Kristen Elechko | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Kristen Elechko

Athletes have the power to inspire. When we have role models -- men who are basketball, soccer and ice hockey players, women who are triathletes, beach volleyball players and runners -- we can become more comfortable, confident and safe in how we identify and who we feel free to become.

Olympic Plan to Bar Discrimination in Host Cities Is Just Lipstick on a Pig

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

Forgive me if I'm not popping the champagne. In reality, this is nothing more than a publicity ploy to quiet critics some of whom, by all accounts, are buying it hook, line and sinker.

The Olympics Just Got A Whole Lot More LGBT-Friendly

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2014 | Gay Voices

In an amazing move for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes everywhere, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has taken steps to...

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

Joshua Kusnick | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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 10.17.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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. ...