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Lgbt Athletes

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 ...

Brazilian Diving Champ Comes Out

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Top Brazilian diver Ian Matos is speaking publicly about his sexuality for the first time. "From a young age, I knew I was gay, but it was here th...

Discussing Race, Sexuality And Sports With U Of Maryland College Park's Kevin Anderson

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Each month Athlete Ally and Huffington Post will feature a new Voice to Voice segment featuring LGBT and ally people of color leading the movement to ...

Brian Boitano Reveals He Never Planned To Come Out

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

BOSTON (AP) — Brian Boitano never intended to publicly reveal he is gay until he was chosen for the U.S. Olympic delegation by President Barack Obam...

How This Gay German Soccer Player To Make Coming Out Easier

AP | CIARAN FAHEY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

BERLIN (AP) — Encouraged by others who have come out as gay, retired soccer player Thomas Hitzlsperger is hoping going public will help make it easi...

World Cup Soccer Player Comes Out: 'I Was Never Ashamed Of Who I Am'

AP | CIARAN FAHEY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

BERLIN (AP) — A former World Cup player from Germany became the biggest name in soccer to come out as gay, saying he wants to break down the stigma ...

LOOK: Tom Daley's Very Gay (And Somewhat Naked) Christmas

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.28.2013 | Gay Voices

British Olympic diver Tom Daley shared a number of pictures from his Christmas celebrations on Instagram this week -- and there seems to be quite the ...

Brian Boitano: 'Being Gay Is Just Part Of Who I Am'

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 12.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano came out Thursday, two days after he was named to the U.S. delegation for Sochi along with openly gay at...

WATCH: What Would It Be Like To Come Out In The NFL?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Wide receiver and 10-year NFL veteran Donté Stallworth stopped by HuffPost Live to discuss a number of issues, among them what it would be like for a...

WATCH: Calendar Boys Release 'Bigger, Longer, And Uncut' (And Totally NSFW) Video

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.07.2013 | Gay Voices

NOTE: The above video is definitely NSFW or other sensitive environments. When we last featured the Warwick Rowers and the behind-the-scenes makin...

LOOK: Gay Rugby Hunks Strip Down For Pin-Up Themed Calendar (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.06.2013 | Gay Voices

The Seattle Quake Rugby Football Club, the only gay men's rugby team in Washington state, is stripping down for their annual calendar -- and we're lov...

10 Awesome Celeb Reactions To Tom Daley Coming Out

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.03.2013 | Gay Voices

When famed Olympic British diver Tom Daley revealed to the world this morning that he is in a relationship with a man, some of the responses from the ...

The Lore of the Locker Room

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Fearing that one person would use locker room myths as a tactic to remove me from my coaching position scared me to death. One crazy parent could turn my life upside down and take me away from something I love. Rather than risk this, I stayed closeted and lived a secret life.

Sochi, Sexuality and Sports: The GO! Athletes Interview With Women's Ice Hockey Olympian Caitlin Cahow

Avery Stone | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Avery Stone

As the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi draw nearer, debate is heating up about Russia's anti-LGBT policies. Former Olympic Women's Ice Hockey player Caitlin Cahow was kind enough to speak with me, sharing her take on boycotting Sochi, the tension that LGBT athletes face today, and why she loves sports.

Over the Line: Allies in the LGBT Sports Movement

Patrick Burke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Patrick Burke

There are LGBT athletes ready, willing, and able to speak on their own behalf. Why am I, a straight man, explaining what it must feel like to be an LGBT athlete when I am surrounded by dozens of LGBT athletes more than capable of sharing their own stories? Why are we suffocating LGBT voices?

Lesbian WNBA Star On Association's Make-Up Application Class: 'I Don't Need That Sh*t'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) star Brittney Griner made a groundbreaking announcement earlier this year when she came out shortly bef...