Topics :: GLBT sports

Class of 2014: John Amaechi, Diana Nyad, Among New Inductees to Gay & Lesbian Sports of Hall

By Sasha Razumikhin | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
Wade Davis, Fallon Fox, Nike Corp are all being inducted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, along with the entire 2014 class.

Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall Fame Breaks Barriers

By Jacob Long | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
Jason Collin was the first major professional sports figure to come out, right? Wrong. There’s more to the story...

No Hesitation For Networks Airing Sam Reaction

By Linda Elber | Monday May 12, 2014
Producer Seth Markman, who oversees NFL draft coverage for ESPN, said that in the extensive preparation for Sam’s possible draft, "we never had one discussion about, `What if he’s drafted, his partner’s there and they kiss?’ Honestly, it never came up."

DC Lobbyist Plans to Ban Gays From Pro-Sports, Block Draft of Michael Sam

By Bobby McGuire | Friday May 9, 2014
A Washington, D.C. lobbyist is proposing legislation to ban all openly gay players from major league sports and plans to launch a boycott against any NFL team that drafts openly gay defensive lineman, Michael Sam.

Del Shores Emcees Drag Queen World Series; Funds for Life Group LA

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 6, 2014
On May 10, comedian and writer Del Shores will serve as the emcee for the 3rd Annual Drag Queen World Series, with all funds going to The Life Group LA.

Eight Greats in Lesbian Sports

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 30, 2014
From the courts to the gridiron, these eight women broke ground and shaped an industry

Sports Talk Radio Show on LGBT Issues To Debut

By Rachel Cohen | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
The premiere of "The Outfield" this weekend on satellite radio will open with a discussion of Derrick Gordon, the UMass guard who on Wednesday became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.

New Poll: 81% of MLB Ready for Out Player

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Just as the 2014 baseball season is about to begin, ESPN Magazine released a new poll that revealed that the majority of baseball players are ready to accept an openly gay player in Major League Baseball.

Major League Soccer OKs Gay Player Protections

Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Major League Soccer has agreed to new measures to protect gay players from discrimination and harassment as a result of meetings with New York’s attorney general.

NFL Quarterback: ’Nobody’s Perfect’ But He’ll Welcome Gay Player

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
A quarterback for the Washington Redskins said he will accept an out teammate, noting that "nobody’s perfect," and that he hopes to show him "what it means to follow Jesus."