Sports

Stories that show how athletes, teams, leagues, and journalists who cover the world of sports are dealing with LGBT-related issues

March 21, 2014

Michael Sam tells Mizzou he 'worked hard not to cry' when they welcomed him after coming out

A month after publicly coming out, Michael Sam writes a thank you letter to the Mizzou community.

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March 21, 2014

Jason Collins says he's been target of anti-gay taunts from one NBA player since joining Nets

From a standing ovation in L.A. to fans chanting his name in Brooklyn, Jason Collins received an incredible amount of support from the basketball community as the first openly out NBA player. But despite the fact that the majority of the community encouraged his bravery to publicly come out, Collins experienced some negative comments.

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WATCH: Transgender athlete Chloie Jonsson speaks to KTVU about lawsuit against CrossFit

In an interview with KTVU in California, 34-year-old transgender athlete Chloie Jonsson discusses her lawsuit against CrossFit after the company banned her from competing with other women.
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GUEST POST: How did the media get the gay-pro-athlete story so desperately wrong?

We have been told for years that a publicly out athlete on one of the big men's pro sports teams would be a disaster. How did the media get this so wrong?

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March 17, 2014

VIDEO: Are there gay players on the PGA Tour? Brandt Snedeker says odds are yes

Although several athletes from different disciplines have public come out in the past year, not one professional golfer made such announcement. Brandt Snedeker, a professional golfer performing on the PGA tour spoke about this topic on a recent episode of "Feherty".

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Snapshots: St. Patrick's Day parade, LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent, ending anti-trans discrimination, and more

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment, and online media.

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