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Out Gay Pro Athletes

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...

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...

Brittney Griner: My Coach Wanted To Keep My Sexuality A Secret

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Brittney Griner, the lesbian basketball star who has been praised for being "out and proud," recently revealed that her Baylor University basketball c...

Roller Derby Provides A Model For Pro Sports In Accepting Openly Gay Men

Jim Flood | Posted 07.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Jim Flood

Even before NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay, the lack of out gay men in pro sports was a major theme in the media. But at other levels -- high school, college, recreational, amateur --there are plenty of gay men in team sports. One such sport is roller derby.

Out Of The Closet And Into The Locker Room: The Business Of Coming Out In The Pros

Conor Gaughan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Conor Gaughan

When the first openly gay player comes out, he will be the darling of the media, with book deals and an ESPN documentary. It will be the biggest sports story in decades. The player will be bigger than any gay celebrity America has seen. How does it break down financially?

To Professional Athletes: Get Over It

Jackie Gardina | Posted 05.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

Most of society has been working with openly gay and lesbian colleagues for a while now. Even the military has managed to transition to open service. Yet some professional athletes continue to believe that their team will crumble with the addition of an openly gay teammate.

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.

LISTEN: 'SnowbizNow' Callers Congratulate NBA Player Jason Collins On His Historic Coming Out

Nicholas Snow | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

Today I'm devoting the entire episode of my online radio show to callers who want to share the love with Jason Collins. His coming out rocketed to the top of the world's news headlines within hours of the release of his op-ed in Sports Illustrated.