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The Moment Is NOW for Professional Sports to Ban LGBT Discrimination

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2014 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Professional sports commissioners and team owners should follow President Obama's lead and ban LGBT discrimination on the field and in the locker room, in boardrooms and contracting, among fans and employees -- and they should do it now, in this national month of Gay Pride.

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.

Why Michael Sam's Coming Out Is Crucial for Black, Gay Men

Drew-Shane Daniels | Posted 04.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Drew-Shane Daniels

The truth about "coming out" stories is that black, gay men need to hear them. We need to see queer people of color celebrating their truths and journeys.

Why Out Gay Sporting Stars Matter

Rob Stephenson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Rob Stephenson

There are areas of public life -- sports, country music -- in which a disclosure of sexuality still causes ripples. And these ripples are good.

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...

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...

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...

Bravo to Jason Collins

Diana Nyad | Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact
Diana Nyad

Jason Collins is living out loud his inalienable human right to love as he chooses. And he's found the courage, after living in the shadows of his truth all his adult life, to set a new standard. An historic standard.

What Does Nike's Quest For A Gay Male Athlete Mean?

Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Earlier this week, Nike poached newly out women's college basketball star Brittney Griner for an endorsement deal, but the athletic wear giant apparen...

Openly Gay, Christian College Kicker Wants A Shot At The NFL

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices

Alan Gendreau is nothing if not unique. The devout Christian, Florida native was a superstar kicker for the Middle Tennessee State's Blue Raiders; he ...

Saying Thanks To Brendon Ayanbadejo: One Gay Sports Writer's Journey

Sports On Earth | Chuck Culpepper | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices

Eight days before the gayest Super Bowl week on record, I walked toward the Baltimore Ravens' locker room in New England consumed entirely with though...

Former Teammates Sound Off On Kwame Harris' Sexuality

Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Former San Francisco 49er Kwame Harris might be facing criminal charges stemming from a 2012 incident involving a ex-boyfriend. But as far as Harris' ...

Bad News For Gay Football Player Booted From College Team After Kissing Boyfriend

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News | Roman Jimenez | Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices

In September 2012, Jamie Kuntz was kicked off his college football team within 24 hours of his coach learning he was gay. Since then, the All-Conferen...

Gay Bowler Explains Groundbreaking Kiss

Posted 01.06.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Professional bowler Scott Norton joined HuffPost Live Friday to discuss with host Josh Zepps his groundbreaking kiss on ESPN after winning the 2012 PB...

WATCH: Gay Professional Bowler Smooches Hubby On Air

Posted 01.04.2013 | Gay Voices

ESPN set a new precedent over the weekend by airing what may be the first professionally-shot footage of an openly gay athlete kissing his husband aft...

Detroit Tigers Right Fielder: Having A Gay Teammate Would Be 'Difficult And Uncomfortable'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A number of professional male athletes have come forward on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in recent months, but it se...

Boxer Orlando Cruz: 'I Am A Proud Gay Man'

Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices

History has been made today in the boxing world, as featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz has come out as a "proud gay man." The Puerto Rican native, 3...

German Chancellor Offers Advice To Closeted Gay Sports Star

Worldcrunch | Posted 09.15.2012 | Gay Voices

No name, no club – nothing that would point to his identity – that was what Fluter journalist Adrian Bechtold had to promise a professional Bundes...

Ex-Football Player On His Biggest Fear About Being Gay In The NFL

Posted 06.05.2012 | Gay Voices

"I started to realize that, you know what, there's an opportunity here for me to really make and effect change, not only within myself but in the worl...

Olympic Diver Matthew Mitcham On Being Gay: 'I Don't Mind Attention Being Brought To My Sexuality'

Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices

Aussie Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham says he's comfortable being seen as an icon for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. ...

Mark Cuban: Gay Player Will Come Out In Next '3 To 5 Years'

Posted 12.19.2011 | Gay Voices

The NBA might currently be without an openly gay player, but according to one top basketball honcho, it's going to happen soon. In an interview wi...

Canadian Soccer Star Comes Out: 'I Fought With It My Whole Life'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

An American-born professional soccer player now joins the ranks of other acclaimed LGBT athletes in coming out as gay. As the CBC Radio-Canada is ...

PHOTOS: The Legacy Of Gareth Thomas And Other Openly Gay Sports Figures

Posted 12.25.2011 | Gay Voices

Gareth Thomas, the Welsh rugby player who became the world's first openly gay professional male athlete in a team sport after coming out in 2009, stun...