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Living and Sleeping With the Enemies?

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

You don't have to wear a white sheet with a pointy hat and go around burning crosses to be racist. We all harbor prejudices of some kind, and many people are carelessly and casually racist while being perfectly pleasant otherwise. As I see it, racism and homophobia are two sides of the same coin.

A Star Is Born

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

On April 28, Collins was a respected journeyman backup center. On April 29, he found stardom in the hard and brave act of becoming a hero and role model for sexual minority youth. Lighting a path for others - few stars shine brighter than that.

While Jason Collins Baked, Many Famous Bundt's Got Burned

Justin Reed Early | Posted 07.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Justin Reed Early

I will be watching and cheering for him and I hope he is able to live up to the high standards that many heroes preceding him have constructed by building the pedestal on which he has been placed.

John Amaechi: There Are Other Current Gay NBA Players

Posted 05.01.2013 | Sports

Former NBA player John Amaechi, who announced that he was gay four years after his own retirement, has been in high demand as an interview subject sin...

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: John Amaechi

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices

In 2007, after retiring from the NBA, John Amaechi released his memoir, "Man in the Middle," in which he writes about his life and professional basket...

Pro Sports Are Finally Ready for a Gay Athlete

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

The stereotype of professional athletes as homophobic is as outdated as the stereotype of gay men as theater queens. Men like Chris Kluwe are becoming the norm, not the exception.

When Will We See Openly Gay Players in the MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL?

Ian Carey | Posted 11.26.2012 | Sports
Ian Carey

The onus is not just on gay athletes to come out, that lays with all athletes, gay or straight, to make it clear that gay players are welcome in the locker room.

How To Be Proud

Zach Udko | Posted 11.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Zach Udko

For 11 meticulously programmed days, Manchester highlights the sublime union of charity, history, the arts, and celebration. This fine balance between the Dionysian and Apollonian sides of gay culture should be the model for any Pride event worldwide.

Hannity, The Kiss and Barney Frank, Gay Superstar

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Jenkins

It is a measure of Hollywood's insecurity that we are probably months away from it being more acceptable to be a gay soldier than to be a gay actor.