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LOOK: World's First Gay Boxer Marries In NYC's Central Park

Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Orlando Cruz, the Puerto Rican boxer who broke new ground when he came out as "a proud gay man" last year, married his boyfriend José Manuel Colón i...

Bad News For Gay Boxer Orlando Cruz

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices

LAS VEGAS -- LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gay boxer Orlando Cruz lost his bid for a piece of the featherweight title Saturday night, getting stopped in the seve...

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...

LOOK: Gay Boxer Plans HUGE Rainbow-Colored Statement For World Title Fight

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz is set to make history this weekend when he fights Orlando Salido for a world title -- while sporting rainbow boxing sho...

Know Your LGBT History: Professional Boxer Comes Out And More On October 3

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

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

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...

'Maricón': A Word That Haunts Us All

Monica Trasandes | Posted 10.20.2013 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

The reality is that "maricón" and "puto" are used every day in the real world, and and in that world they do not mean "corrupt politician"; they mean "faggot." Regardless of intention, every time Molotov performs "Puto," LGBT fans are forced to hear a crowd chant "matarle al maricón."

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...

Jason Collins, Billie Jean King And Others Get Major Gay Honor In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.23.2013 | Gay Voices

In May, it was announced that the nonprofit National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame for gay athletes and allies would be launched in Chicago. A...

Tongues Untied: Pro Athletes, Sexuality And Media Hype

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 03.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Darnell L. Moore

From Kenneth Faried's moving video in support of his lesbian mothers to reports of Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber and Kenny Smith mocking Charles Barkley's "effeminate" behavior, athletes have been the focus of a lot of talk centered on LGBT inclusion and homophobia lately.

Orlando Cruz: 'I Hoped Coming Out Would Make Me A Better Boxer'

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

When Orlando Cruz came out in October, he explained to reporters that he wanted to be true to himself. But that wasn't the only reason why the Puerto ...

Gay Boxer Orlando Cruz Reveals Emotional Reason He Came Out Now

Posted 10.24.2012 | Gay Voices

"[I'm] very, very happy. I am free." That's how boxing's first openly gay fighter Orlando Cruz describes his feelings since publicly acknowledging ...

Orlando’s Best Fight Ever

Monica Trasandes | Posted 12.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Monica Trasandes

On October 11, the LGBT community celebrates National Coming Out Day and this year we have one more newly out person with whom to celebrate--Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz. When the former Olympian said in interviews last week that he is gay, I know he made a world of difference for so many people.

Boxer Orlando Cruz: 'I Am A Proud Gay Man'

Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices

History has been made today in the boxing world, as featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz has come out as a "proud gay man." The Puerto Rican native, 3...