Stories that show how athletes, teams, leagues, and journalists who cover the world of sports are dealing with LGBT-related issues
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Former professional football linebacker and outspoken gay rights advocate Scott Fujita has retired from the NFL after 11 seasons in the league.
Council Alderman Joe Moore spearheads a resolution requesting that the commissioners of 5 major men's sports leagues support initiatives to promote the inclusion of LGBT athletes.
The Washington Blade recognizes Pat Griffin for her contributions to LGBT advocacy in the sports world.
The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players Association announce a continuing partnership with the You Can Play Projcet; becoming the first major professional sports league to make such an agreement.
Campus Pride is hosting a free webinar series with Anna Aagenes from GO! Athletes to discuss LGBT issues in collegiate athletics.
Professional fighter Matt Mitrione's contract was suspended by the UFC after he unleashed transphobic rants against Fallon Fox on The MMA Hour.
Tim Pernetti hands in his letter of resignation after video of basketball Coach Mike Rice shouting anti-gay slurs at players goes viral.
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.
“I'm Black. And I'm gay." With this confession, the now openly gay NBA player, Jason Collins, has reintroduced to public conversations the issue of sexual diversity and inclusion within U.S. sports culture.
That summer, Edelmann sent an email to then-Purchase women’s coach Bill Kutner to make him aware of his transition.
Kevin Grayson, a star wide receiver for the University of Richmond from 2008-2011, has come out publicly as gay in an interview with WTVR in Richmond, Va. (video below) He told the station he was out to select teammates, but is now out to the world.
Since the big news of free agent center Jason Collins becoming the first active athlete in one of the four major sports to come out as gay, the discussion of whether or not a gay athlete in a male professional sports league will be accepted in the locker room has been a major talking point.
Not so long ago, Toni Bias dreamed of playing in the W.N.B.A. But after starring on the girls’ junior varsity basketball team as a high school freshman, Toni came out as transgender last summer, began going by the name Tony and started transitioning to male.
Despite rumors to the contrary, former Pittsburgh Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy has never left the Pittsburgh Area. In fact he lives in a secluded part of Ligonier.
When the N.B.A. center Jason Collins announced he was gay last week, I was thrilled.
We are pastors and leaders who have discovered that LGBT people are often the most faithful members of our congregat