Topics :: pro-gay athletes

Hall Of Famer: Gay Athletes Face Old Questions

By Jim Vertuno | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell says gay athletes’ fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of the struggles black players faced in the 1960s.

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.

Locker Room Culture in Spotlight as Combine Begins

By Dave Campbell | Friday Feb 21, 2014
This could be as good a time as there has ever been for an openly gay player in the NFL. The league will be watching.

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.

NFL Stars Take Issue With Criticisms Over Sam’s Coming Out

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
NFL stars Donte’ Stallworth and Chris Kluwe take issue with NFL officials’ criticism that Michael Sam’s coming out will be a distracting to a football team.

Canadian Cities Show LGBT Support During Winter Olympics

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 7, 2014
Vancouver, Montreal and a number of other Canadian cities announced plans to fly the rainbow flag during the Sochi Winter Olympics in order to show support for Russia’s LGBT community.

UK Soccer Clubs Join Move to End Anti-Gay Discrimination

Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
Manchester United and Chelsea have joined a national campaign to combat anti-gay discrimination in football that aims to win the support of at least half of England’s professional clubs.

US Figure Skater Wagner Likes Sochi’s Rainbow Hues

By Rachel Cohen | Wednesday Feb 5, 2014
American figure skater Ashley Wagner loves the multihued designs all around the Sochi Olympics - they remind her of a rainbow gay pride flag.

52 Olympic Athletes Urge Russia to Repeal Anti-Gay Law

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jan 30, 2014
More than 50 Olympic athletes have come together to urge Russia officials to repeal the country’s highly controversial "homosexual propaganda" law, which aims to ban "non-traditional" relationships on the grounds it will harm children.

Sports Stars, at UN, Speak Out Against Homophobia

By Cara Anna | Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
Ex-NBA player Jason Collins and tennis great Martina Navratilova urged the International Olympic Committee to do more to support gay athletes at a special event for International Human Rights Day.