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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 08.20.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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...

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...