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Michelangelo Signorile

Derrick Gordon, UMass Basketball Player, On Feeling 'Ecstatic' After Coming Out And Jason Collins' Influence | 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 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 03.19.2014 | 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 02.20.2014 | 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 02.18.2014 | 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 | 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 ...

Post-Olympics, Russian LGBT Youth Will Not Have It Easy

Greg Louganis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Greg Louganis

It is my concern what happens after the Sochi Games are over. There are LGBT children born in Russia every day, and who is there to protect those children?

My U.S. Olympic Delegation Story

Brian Boitano | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Brian Boitano

The International Olympic Committee will never again select a host country that is not tolerant and that does not support human rights, and that in itself is a next step.

How to Behave Around Your Gay Teammate in the Locker Room

The Second City Network | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
The Second City Network

If your gay teammate is showering at the same time, kudos to you for noticing he walked into the showers. Why are you watching him so closely, anyway? Seriously, are you cruising him?

WATCH: Guess Who Was Dancing Shirtless At The Gay Bar...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices

College football star Michael Sam made history over the weekend when he became the first active Division I college football player to come out as gay....

Homosexuality Is Not Propaganda

Blake Skjellerup | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Blake Skjellerup

Homosexuality is not propaganda. Anyone, no matter their sexuality, religion, or race, can play sports.

They'd Rather Be Lovers Than Fighters...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

With the Winter Olympics in full swing in a country with institutionalized homophobic legislation, there's been an influx of videos that show support ...

'Whatever Team You Play For...'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

With the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games full under way, numerous companies and organizations have come out in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual a...

LOOK: 18 DISGUSTING Responses To Football Star Coming Out

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.10.2014 | Gay Voices

(Note: The following story contains graphic language) College football star Michael Sam made history last night when he became the first active Div...

Lean In and Speak Out

Esther Lofgren | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Esther Lofgren

When one thinks about the ideals we represent as Olympic athletes, equality -- including LGBT equality -- is important to uphold everywhere in the world.

First College Football Player To Come Out Says He Hopes To Blaze A Trail

Posted 02.07.2014 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live's Mike Sacks caught up with Conner Mertens, who made headlines last month when he became the first active college football player to com...

WWE Superstar Wants Gay Wrestlers To Come Out

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

John Cena stopped by Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen this week to discuss a number of topics, including the high-profile coming out ...