In 2011, Jaiyah Saelua of American Samoa became the first openly transgender person to play in a FIFA World Cup qualifier. Her performance in the match was instrumental to breaking the American Samoan team's losing streak by clearing a goal-bound ball from the opposing team and preserving their first ever win.
Stories that show how athletes, teams, leagues, and journalists who cover the world of sports are dealing with LGBT-related issues
The first active gay pro NBA player Collins is joined by Misty Copeland, Alonzo H. Mourning, Jr.; Rachael Ray; and Robert Thomas Shepardson.
The 2014 Gay Games Opening Ceremony will include stars such as Lance Bass, Broadway actress Andrea McArdle and the Pointer Sisters.