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Lgbt Athletes

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 09.26.2014 | 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.

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...

Martina Navratilova Proposes To Girlfriend At U.S. Open

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.06.2014 | Sports

Martina Navratilova still knows how to rise to the occasion at the U.S. Open. This time, she did it by dropping to one knee. More than 25 years af...

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...

ESPN Apologizes For Report On Michael Sam's Shower Habits

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports

ESPN proudly bills itself as "The Worldwide Leader In Sports." But it regrets briefly becoming the worldwide leader in unnecessary, awkward reports on...

Inspiring Transgender Golfer Helping Others Set Themselves Free

Ken Reed | Posted 10.20.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Her quest to join the LPGA has resulted in a lot of media attention. As a result, she's embraced the opportunity to be a role model for others -- especially athletes -- who might be struggling with their gender identity and wondering if there's a place in the sports world for them.

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 ...

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...

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.

WATCH: Take A Bath With This Groundbreaking Queer Athlete

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices

We love Will Sheridan! Accidental Bear's Mike Enders took a soak with this groundbreaking athlete earlier this month, and the pair discussed everyt...

Follow The Journey Of This Beloved Lesbian Athlete During Her Off-Season

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.30.2014 | Gay Voices

One of our most beloved lesbian athletes is the subject of a new short film that documents her journey to China to play basketball during the Phoenix ...

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. ...

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...

WATCH: Gay Aussie Diver Croons Dolly Parton

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Accompanied by his ukulele, Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham gave Dolly Parton's "Dumb Blonde" a multingual twist on YouTube. It isn't the first time...

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...

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...

Gay Rugby Group's New Study Aims To 'Challenge Prejudice' In Sports

AP | Posted 05.16.2014 | Gay Voices

SYDNEY (AP) — Organizers of the Bingham Cup, the world cup of gay rugby, have initiated an international study of discrimination based on sexuality ...

Eli Manning On How Michael Sam Would Be Treated In The Giants' Locker Room

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning sounded off on Michael Sam's headline-making news as part of an interview with HuffPost Live this week. As...

WATCH: The Next Big Move For Michael Sam

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.09.2014 | Gay Voices

College football star Michael Sam has signed his first endorsement deal with Visa as he volleys to become the first openly gay member of the NFL. D...