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Openly Gay College Athletes Explain What It's Like To Come Out To Their Team

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.17.2014 | College

Derrick Gordon, a sophomore starter for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team, publicly came out last week, making him the firstly ope...

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.

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...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: Watch Gay Soccer Star Robbie Rogers Speaks Out

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Gay soccer star Robbie Rogers paid a visit to the LA Gay and Lesbian Center, where he met with gay youth (some who are out athletes themselves) and sp...

WATCH: Ellen's Words Of Wisdom For Jason Collins

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Eleven-year NBA veteran Jason Collins made history by coming out in a Sports Illustrated editorial that will appear in the sports magazine's May 6, 2...

A Brand New Reason To Be Terrified Of Homosexuals

Noah Michelson | Posted 05.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Noah Michelson

As if gay men weren't busy enough dooming entire nations and civilizations, a new, even more terrifying threat to mankind is apparently brewing, and in recent weeks a hot-pink alert has been sounded.

Ad Out? In Search of a Professional Gay Male Tennis Player in 2013

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

Tennis is an individual sport and thus exists apart from the stereotypical team-pressure mentality that might inhibit an athlete's coming out. But still no professional gay male tennis player. Why?!

30 Gay, Lesbian And Bi Athletes Who Have Come Out In The Past Year

Jim Buzinski | Posted 12.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Jim Buzinski

Here are the 30 coming-out-in-sports stories featured on Outsports since last National Coming Out Day, with links (just click on the name) so that you can read more about each athlete. Think of this the next time someone tries to argue that gays and sports don't mix.

Sexism And Homophobia In Sports: A Co-Dependency That Needs Our Attention

Hudson Taylor | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Hudson Taylor

Sexism and homophobia operate co-dependently. With no part of our culture exemplifying this pathological relationship better than sports, it becomes clear that tackling homophobia in sports requires a simultaneous, equally vigorous effort to tackle sexism in sports.

Boxer Orlando Cruz Coming Out as Gay Is Awesome, But It Won't Lead to a Flood of Out Athletes

Jim Buzinski | Posted 12.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Jim Buzinski

What Cruz did is awesome, and he will be a role model; every athlete who comes out is. But this doesn't mean we will see a parade of fighters (or other athletes) coming out. It doesn't work that way. For anyone, coming out is an intensely personal decision.

South African Archer Comes Out At Olympics

Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 07.31.2012 | Gay Voices

Karen Hultzer, who is taking part in the London Olympics as an archer for South Africa, has made her first public statement regarding her sexuality to...