Topics :: LGBT sports

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.

Jason Collins Gets Anti-Gay Taunts From NBA Player

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
The NBA’s first openly gay player, Jason Collins, said that he is keeping his cool despite anti-gay taunts from other players.

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.

Va. Transgender Sports Policy Called Too Narrow

Friday Feb 21, 2014
Critics say a new Virginia policy on transgender high school athletes is too restrictive because it applies only to students who have undergone formal sex-reassignment surgery.

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.

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.

1st Openly Gay NFL Player to Face Hurdles

By Arnie Stapleton | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
Michael Sam will face a daunting set of challenges that most rookies don’t have to deal with when making the already formidable jump from college to the NFL.

NFL Officials: Out Football Player Will Have Tough Future

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 10, 2014
Eight NFL executives and coaches told Sports Illustrated this week that Missouri defensive Michael Sam, who made headlines Sunday for telling the media he is gay, will have a difficult time in May, when the National Football League makes its draft picks.

"Top Shot" Chris Cheng Gay for Guns. Also, Gay for Gays

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
On December 17, the History Channel’s "Top Shot" shooting champ Chris Cheng revealed that he is gay.

Play Yourself Fit

By Stephen Mosher | Friday Nov 8, 2013
In cities and towns across the country, there are tons of opportunities to join walking groups, soccer teams, baseball teams, cross fit clubs, and dance schools. If you have friends with like minds, you can form your own group.