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NFL Veteran Sounds Off On Michael Sam's Future With The Cowboys

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.03.2014 | Gay Voices

NFL veteran Emmitt Smith sounded off on recent controversy surrounding Michael Sam, who was left off the St. Louis Rams' final 53-man roster and their...

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...

LOOK: Blake Skjellerup Surprises Fans With Big News On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices

New Zealand speed skater Blake Skjellerup surprised fans by announcing his engagement to boyfriend Saul Carrasco on Instagram. Skjellerup, who com...

Tom Daley: A 'Massive Weight' Was Lifted Off My Shoulders When I Came Out

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.31.2014 | Gay Voices

British Olympic diver Tom Daley tells the BBC that a "massive weight" was lifted off of his shoulders after he decided to come out in a YouTube video ...

'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. ...

An Open Letter to Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 09.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Yesterday I came across your comments regarding Michael Sam and how you would not have drafted him because you "wouldn't want to deal with all of it." Why would you not want your players to be themselves?

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: 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...

LOOK: YouTube's Amazing New Push For LGBT Equality In Sports

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices

YouTube is marking LGBT Pride Month with an awesome new campaign, calling for diversity in the sports arena and society. The #ProudToPlay campaign...

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...

Basketball Hall Of Famer Has One Question For Gay Athletes

AP | JIM VERTUNO | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes' current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some ...

UMass Basketball Player Comes Out

AP | HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 06.09.2014 | Gay Voices

Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long. He couldn't be himself. He considered giving up the sport he loved. Because he was gay, he distanced...

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...

NFL Quarterback Would 'Welcome' Gay Teammate And 'Show Him What It Means To Follow Jesus'

Posted 03.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins says he'd welcome an openly gay teammate, but a number of media outlets are questioning the sincerity of ...

Witnessing the Ho-Hum History of Jason Collins

Adam Amel Rogers | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Adam Amel Rogers

We have built this moment up for so long. The gay world and the sports world have played such vital roles in my life and I've been one of the many gay fans who have spent years craving a moment where our passions collide.

Que(e)rying Michael Sam's Coming-Out Timing

Irene Monroe | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Sam's coming out will be the true litmus test of whether the NFL is indeed open and accepting of gay players. Should no team sign him, the NFL is sending the message that no time is the right time to be out in this sport.

Hip-Hop Icon: I'll Be 'Rooting' For Michael Sam In The NFL

Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Hip-hop icon Russell Simmons has joined the ever-growing list of celebrities and public figures to praise college football player and NFL prospect Mic...

Gay NFL Veteran: 'I Did Not Feel Safe At All' In The Locker Room

Posted 02.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Retired NFL veteran Esera Tuaolo joined HuffPost Live this week to discuss the implications of college football star Michael Sam's coming out. "I...

Texas Sports Anchor Gives Jaw-Dropping Speech On Gay NFL Players

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Sports broadcasts are typically known for their punchy lists of best plays, epic goal countdowns and testosterone-fueled commentary. Which makes Da...

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...

Is The World Ready For An Openly Gay NASCAR Driver?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

NASCAR driver Danica Patrick speculated on what might happen if one of her fellows were to come out as gay in a HuffPost Live interview this week. ...

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...

Homophobia Now Has 'An Opponent,' Says Newly-Out World Cup Star

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Retired German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger says that his coming out as gay is especially significant in efforts to battle homophobia because it is ...