iOS app Android app

Gay Sports

WATCH: The Awesome Way These Athletes Are Helping End Homophobia In Sports

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Homophobia and sports don't have to go hand in hand -- and this group of athletes are teaming up to help combat the pervasive mentality the queers don...

NFL Teams Turning Their Backs on Michael Sam Will Push Athletes Deeper into the Closet

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 09.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

This weekend Sam was cut by the Rams after a strong preseason. St. Louis was the wrong fit. The Rams handled the entire process with class. Yet the disturbing part is that no other team felt he was good enough to make a roster.

How To React If Your Teammate Comes Out To You

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports

There's only one way to react to teammates who come out: SUPPORT THEM. It's just that simple. Respect them -- exactly as you would any other ...

Sports Break Stereotypes at the Gay Games

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Every four years the Gay Games brings a collection of athletes from around the world to one location - this year to Cleveland, a short six hour ride from New York City. When the opportunity to attend was presented itself, I jumped at the chance to meet so many LGBT athletes.

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...

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...

Michael Sam: A Tale of Two Drafts

Conor Gaughan | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Conor Gaughan

Football fans realize that draft decisions are nuanced -- an art and a science. And that's exactly why Sam's poor draft showing should disappoint those who hoped and expected better from the NFL on draft day. Sam's on-field performance speaks volumes.

LGBT Athletes Speak Up by Coming Out | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

Cyd Ziegler, co-founder of OutSports, talks with me about the societal impact of athletes speaking up about their sexual orientation, and what can be done to improve LGBT acceptance in sports.

LOOK: Gay Boxing Club Gives Stereotypes A Sucker Punch

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices

When we say "boxing," the first thing you think of may not be a gay guy going 10 rounds in the ring. But Velvet Gloves Gentleman's Boxing is sparr...

From Nebraska Football to Professional Sports, Gay Athletes are Inspiring Change

Eric Lueshen | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
Eric Lueshen

In 2003, I was a redshirt freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that decided to come out in high school. But I wasn't sure if I could handle being the first openly gay Division I college football player.

The 'Gay Moment' in Pro Sports

Michael Kimmel | Posted 05.04.2014 | Sports
Michael Kimmel

Before we rush into what I like to call "premature self-congratulation" -- patting ourselves on the back at our own tolerance -- let's pause for a moment and put things in perspective.

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?

LOOK: Olympian Flashes Rainbow And Unicorn As Winter Games Kick Off

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.08.2014 | Gay Voices

One of six reportedly out lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) competitors at this year's 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics made the first display of...

Free Speech at Sochi Olympics? Not Really..

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 01.30.2014 | Sports

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A day after the head of the Sochi organizing committee appeared to contradict IOC President Thomas Bach on the rights of Olympi...

How This Gay German Soccer Player To Make Coming Out Easier

AP | CIARAN FAHEY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

BERLIN (AP) — Encouraged by others who have come out as gay, retired soccer player Thomas Hitzlsperger is hoping going public will help make it easi...

Transformative Year

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered historic rulings in the Windsor and Perry cases, overturning the federal denial of recognition to same-sex marriages and restoring marriage equality in California.

Gay Sports Stars Speak Out At The UN

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 12.11.2013 | Gay Voices

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ex-NBA player Jason Collins and tennis great Martina Navratilova urged the International Olympic Committee to do more to suppo...

WATCH: A Gay Surfers Documentary?

Posted 11.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Gay surfers are considered the community's unicorns -- a bit of an urban legend. But a new documentary is aiming to shed light on these sun-kissed den...

A Brief History of Me and Sports

Joe Hutcheson | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Hutcheson

I wouldn't say that I hate sports. I would say, instead, that nothing has ever made less sense to me. The world of competitive sports has always been one in which I have felt terribly confused and out of place.

Gay Former NFL Star Named Executive Director Of Major LGBT Organization

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Wade Davis, a former NFL player who publicly came out in 2012, has been named the Executive Director of the You Can Play project, an anti-homophobia a...

Billie Jean King: It's 'Very Difficult' For Gay Athletes To Come Out

Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Tennis legend Billie Jean King spoke at length about the challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes continue to face in th...

What Does Russia's Gay Ban Ruling Mean For Gay Olympians At Next Year's Winter Olympics?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.15.2013 | Gay Voices

With Russia recently passing their anti-gay gag ruling, it raised some questions concerning next year's Winter Olympic Games. The International Olympi...

Prideful Sports Fan? Celebrate Gay Pride By Wearing Your Favorite Athlete's Shirt!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Athlete Alley, a nonprofit organization fighting for equality in organized sports, have teamed up with the NFL Players Association to produce a line o...

WATCH: 9 LGBT Moments In Sports That Made Us Proud This Year

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Until very recently, the sports world was considered by many to be troublingly homophobic and transphobic. Most lesbian, gay, bisexual and transge...

LOOK: Is Your City One Of The Top 10 For LGBT Sports?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

So far this year gay athletes and their straight allies have taken giant strides towards achieving equality and acceptance in the world of major leagu...