Outsports today premiered the video of Staci Slaughter, San Francisco Giants spokesperson, accepting the Corporate Leader Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on Saturday. They further went on to recognize the important work GLAAD is doing to the lead the conversation for LGBT equality in the sports world.
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Brendon Ayanbadejo is currently discussing the possibility for multiple NFL athletes to come out at the same time in an effort to distribute the pressure among the players.
The NOM's ITAF conference claimed two pieces of Bear's memorabilia were donated by the team and thanked them for supporting NOM's message. The Bears did not donate the items, nor do they support NOM's message.
Rev. Irene Monroe discusses the implications of Kwame Harris's decision to come out on national television.
Rutgers fires head basketball coach Mike Rice after video surfaces of him verbally abusing his players with anti-gay slurs.
Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling has invited GLAAD to speak to staff and talent after a video was posted online showing one of its stars, Bully Ray, subjecting a fan to an anti-gay tirade.
GLAAD is calling for Rutgers University to fire basketball coach Mike Rice, after video surfaced of him using anti-gay slurs to berate players at practices, while being physically violent.
Former professional football player Kwame Harris acknowledges that he is gay on CNN Newsroom. His interview reflects the hardships faced by an NFL player who identifies as gay and begs the question of what will need to happen for an active NFL player to feel comfortable coming out. In the interview with Coy Wire, Harris discussed whether he thought about coming out in the NFL, the implications that would have entailed, and what it was like to be a closeted professional athlete.
Documentarian Michiel Thomas explores the coming out process for for LGBT athletes through film, and hopes that his new project will provide the opportunity to give answers to the questions of stereotypes and misunderstandings about being an LGBT-identifying person in sports.
On Monday, NBA player Jason Collins became the first active athlete in a major American sports league to come out as gay. “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” Collins wrote in a Sports Illustrated cover story.
Outside the Lines is supposed to be the safe haven from all the bullshit. Bob Ley likes to call the show the Switzerland of ESPN. It's the thinking man's sports program—Bristol's answer to NewsHour. Sonorous reporters intoning Serious News.
Jason Collins is out, and it's time to look to women's sports to see how to deal and what Collins' impact might be on a team that signs him.
Sexuality and sports make for a complicated mix. Throw in race and the persistent obsession with what it means to be a man in America, and the conversation becomes impossibly loaded.
Just as Jason Collins, a veteran NBA player, announced he is gay, a hall of fame for gay athletes and allies launched in Chicago.
NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay in Sports Illustrated this week. Reaction to his announcement has been largely positive. Melissa Block speaks with former tennis great Martina Navratilova about Collin's decision to come out, and Navratilova's own experience after she came out over 30 years ago.
The West Fourth Street basketball courts in Greenwich Village, known far and wide as the Cage, draw some of the toughest and best streetball players from across the city.
NBA player Jason Collins’ declaration that he’s gay has been followed, thankfully, by supportive messages from peers like Dwyane Wade, Pau Gasol, and Tony Parker.