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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...

Kye Allums and James Blake: A Candid Discussion On Race, Gender, Sexuality And Sports

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.06.2013 | 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 ...

Russia's LGBT Community Plans Surprise Response to 2014 Olympics

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

A Russian group is planning to hold a "gay games" in Moscow days after the Sochi Olympics and is calling on international athletes to come and support...

Top Ranked Female Straw-Weight Fighter Opens Up About Her Sexuality

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.20.2013 | 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 ...

Portland Trailblazers Become First NBA Team To Make BIG Gay Move

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.16.2013 | Gay Voices

The Portland Trailblazers certainly lived up to their name last week -- in a historic move, the athletes became the first NBA team to publicly take a ...

Will The First Openly Gay Boxer Nab A Global Title?

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 10.11.2013 | Gay Voices

LAS VEGAS -- LAS VEGAS (AP) — Orlando Cruz won the fight of his life when he came out last year as the first openly gay fighter in boxing. Now he's...

Gay Games 2018's Host City Revealed

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.08.2013 | Gay Voices

Paris won the right to host the 2018 Gay Games on Monday erasing memories of their defeat to German city Cologne for the 2010 edition.Paris saw off ri...

WATCH: Gay Boxer Says Coming Out Was About 'Respect'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Taking a break between training sessions, professional boxer Orlando Cruz spoke with The Guardian about his decision to come out of the closet as a ga...

Johnny Weir Drops 2014 Olympics Pursuit

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices

U.S. Figure Skating announced yesterday that three-time champion Johnny Weir won't compete in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, likely marking the end of ...

Are Gay Athletes Struggling To Find Success On The Field?

Agence France Presse | JIM SLATER | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Months after admitting they are gay athletes, football's Robbie Rogers, basketball's Jason Collins and boxer Orlando Cruz have been unable to have muc...

Voice To Voice: Akil Patterson And D'Qwell Jackson Discuss Being An LGBT Ally

Posted 08.21.2013 | 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 ...

No Chi in Sochi Olympics

Christopher Harrison | Posted 10.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Harrison

I must disagree with the venerable Greg Louganis. The U.S. Olympic Committee should expeditiously threaten to boycott the 2014 Winter Olympics and encourage other countries to join in. Then the IOC will be forced to take up Canada's offer to have the Games moved to Vancouver.

Awww: First Out Professional Boxer Proposes To Boyfriend

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz has proposed marriage to his partner after announcing last year that he is gay. Cruz ma...

Billie Jean King: It's 'Very Difficult' For Gay Athletes To Come Out

Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Tennis legend Billie Jean King spoke at length about the challenges that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes continue to face in th...

This Olympic Athlete Calls Russia's Anti-Gay Laws 'Horrific'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

Australia's The Telegraph recently interviewed Aussie diver Matthew Mitcham, who won a gold medal during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, about the ongoing...