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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Denver Nuggets star Kenneth Faried discusses the implications of an NBA player coming out as gay while simultaneously exposing the culture of locker room homophobia that still permeates most locker rooms
On Saturday, out lesbian mixed martial artist Liz Carmouche competed for the UFC bantamweight title in a historic, first-ever women's fight against Ronda Rousey.
The Ohio State University athletic program hosts Pride Night for Ohio gay community and produces a video for the You Can Play Project. OSU's Initiatives reflect growing LGBT tolerance at the collegiate level.
Tim Tebow rescinds his decision to speak at an anti-gay church in Dallas this upcoming April. The decision comes after widespread media attention to the church's homophobic rhetoric and reflects the role professional athletes play in the LGBT movement for equality.
A new study published by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network reports on the experiences of LGBT youth in middle and high School athletic environments, and shows that while many LGBT young people still have negative experiences with sports, those who do participate see serious benefits.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in Massachusetts on February 15th passed along a directive to schools which onlines new policies protecting transgender students.
Kye Allums, the first transgender athlete to play Division I basketball, interviews with GLAAD in celebration of Black History Month.
Top WNBA draft pick and Baylor University senior Brittney Griner nonchalantly became one of the highest profile LGBT athletes in the country recently when she confirmed in an interview that she is gay.
San Jose Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon was suspended three games and fined an undisclosed amount by Major League Soccer (MLS) on Tuesday for a homophobic comment he directed at an opponent.
I’ve been hearing the name Jackie Robinson a lot lately, and not just because a movie about him, “42,” hit multiplexes on Friday and had a bigger opening-weekend gross than any baseball movie ever. I’ve been hearing it in the context of an intensifying drumbeat: that the “gay Jackie Robinson” is just weeks or months away.
When Rick Welts, the former Phoenix Suns exec, came out as gay, Nike executives asked him to send a message to "anyone thinking about becoming the first openly gay athlete in major U.S. team sports — the company wants him as an endorser," according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick, who talked to Welts, president of of the NBA's Golden State Warriors, this week.
Professional soccer player Robbie Rogers, in his first television interview since coming out earlier this year, describes the feeling of being gay and closeted in professional sports, and of going to work each day hoping none of his teammates figure out that he is gay.
NFL Safety Kerry Rhodes, who last season played for the Arizona Cardinals and is now a free agent, told TMZ he is not gay, but he is supportive of a teammate coming out.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- After Earthquakes forward Alan Gordon directed a slur at Will Johnson, the Timbers midfielder responded with the game-winning goal.
Locker rooms, on one level, are really nothing more than giant closets, places for athletes to hang up their clothes. So how come no active gay male athlete has come out of any of the cavernous closets of North America's four major team sports?