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Lgbt Athletes

'Modern Family' Star: Gay Athletes Are 'Going To Be Considered Common' In The Future

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 07.24.2014 | 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...

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.

You Won't Believe What This Portrait Of Olympic Diver Tom Daley Is Made From

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices

After he came out of the closet last year, Olympic diver Tom Daley fell victim to a massive amount of homophobic backlash, particularly from users on ...

Michelangelo Signorile

Derrick Gordon, UMass Basketball Player, On Feeling 'Ecstatic' After Coming Out And Jason Collins' Influence

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.18.2014 | Gay Voices

“Don’t wait,” 22-year-old Derrick Gordon said emphatically when asked if he has advice for other college athletes thinking about coming out. The...

An Open Letter To The NFL From A Gay Football Fan

Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rick Clemons for YourTango.com Imagine what might be possible if the NFL said, "Your sexual orientation doesn't mean a thing!" Dear Roger Go...

A Letter to My 16-Year-Old Self

Greg Louganis | Posted 05.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

You will understand those confusing feelings you are having about "who you love" or fall in love with. It is your nature to love, and it is just who you are that you love a man. It is OK. You will survive your suicide attempt, and something glorious will happen.

Notre Dame Tennis Player Comes Out As Gay

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.07.2014 | Gay Voices

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame tennis player Matt Dooley said the hardest person to tell he was gay was himself. "Saying gay for the first time...

LOOK: Robbie Rogers Receives Awesome Gay-Inclusive Message

Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been a little over a year since Los Angeles Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers became one of the first high-profile, professional athletes to com...

No Openly Transgender Athletes Have Competed in the Olympics

Chris Mosier | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Chris Mosier

Being ineligible to compete in the Olympics is not a true concern for me right now, but my eligibility in my sport of triathlon is: USA Triathlon follows the IOC's policy on transgender athletes.

I Am Infuriated by the Homophobia of Putin's Government

Belle Brockhoff | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Belle Brockhoff

As a gay athlete going to Sochi, I am infuriated by the homophobia, established by the Putin government.

Defending Principle 6, Sport as a Human Right

Ciarán ó Lionáird | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Ciarán ó Lionáird

Why, in this apparent sea of nirvana, are we as athletes choosing to speak out in support of the oppressed LGBT community in Russia?

I Found Love at the Sochi Olympics

Caitlin Cahow | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Caitlin Cahow

Having been at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010, I was vaguely aware of the buzz about Olympic Village romances...

9 Ways I Would React If I Were Michael Sam

Doyin Richards | Posted 04.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Doyin Richards

I understand on a small scale what it's like to receive anonymous hateful comments from cowards and other unenlightened souls, but nothing I've received will compare to what this young man will receive in the coming months.

What Would Vladimir Putin Do?

Sarah M. Hoffman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Sarah M. Hoffman

It's the perfect time to ask, what would Brian Boitano do? He'd fight the evil robot king and save the human race again.

Gay NFL Veteran: 'I Did Not Feel Safe At All' In The Locker Room

Posted 02.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Retired NFL veteran Esera Tuaolo joined HuffPost Live this week to discuss the implications of college football star Michael Sam's coming out. "I...

As a Lesbian Athlete, I Am More Than a Stereotype

Nora Cothren | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Nora Cothren

You never know who is listening, and you never know how a casual use of a slur will impact a teammate.

Emily Swanson

America Is Ready For Openly Gay Athletes, Poll Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.13.2014 | Gay Voices

A majority of Americans -- including the vast majority of football fans -- say they would approve of their favorite sports team signing an openly gay ...