Topics :: GLBT athletes

UMass Basketball Player Derrick Gordon Comes Out as Gay

Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball.

Jason Collins Signs for Rest of Season with Nets

Saturday Mar 15, 2014
Jason Collins has been signed for the rest of the season by the Brooklyn Nets.

NFL Reminds Teams to Mind Combine Questions

By Michael Marot | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
NFL teams will spend this week’s annual scouting combine trying to get answers out of college prospects.

Sam’s Father: The New York Times Misquoted Me

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 14, 2014
Michael Sam’s father became headline fodder this week after having telling the New York Times he was struggling with his son’s coming out and that he may be the first openly gay NFL player. Now, he says the newspaper misquoted him.

Dallas News Anchor Schools Bigots on LGBT’s Place in Sports

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
A video of a sports anchor for Dallas’s ABC affiliate station WFAA has gone viral this week. In the clip, the anchor gives a surprising, yet extremely touching speech about LGBT acceptance in sports, specifically in the National Football League.

Michael Sam’s Father: Mixed Emotions on Son’s Coming Out

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
Though a number of Michael Sam’s teammates and other members of the NFL have been accepting of the football player’s coming out, the athlete’s own father is struggling with his son’s sexuality.

Canadian Football League Players Fined for Posts About Michael Sam

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
The Canadian Football League fined two players Tuesday for making inappropriate comments about openly gay football player Michael Sam.

Pinkel, Mizzou Applaud Michael Sam’s Courage

By R.B. Fallstrom | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
Michael Sam was just another recruit when he left his small Texas hometown and arrived in Missouri. Playing for the Tigers, he turned into a private loquacious leader ready to make a trailblazing announcement.

Out Speedskater Takes Gold at Sochi Olympics

By Paul Newberry | Monday Feb 10, 2014
Openly gay speedskater Ireen Wust claimed a gold medal at her third straight Winter Olympics, knocking off defending champion Martina Sablikova in the 3,000 meters Sunday.

Michelle Obama Tweets on Michael Sam’s Coming Out

Monday Feb 10, 2014
Michelle Obama says a gay University of Missouri football player is "an inspiration to all of us."