Sports

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

January 15, 2014

Sweden's sports minister skipping Sochi ceremony

Sweden's sports minister, Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth will not be attending the 2014 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony as a political statement.

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January 14, 2014

Openly gay soccer player Liam Davis hopes more follow Thomas Hitzlsperger's coming out

An openly gay British soccer player speaks out about Thomas Hitzlsperger's coming out story hoping it would influence other athletes to come out as well.

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January 13, 2014

Brazilian diver Ian Matos comes out as gay

Inspired by the British diver Tom Daley, a Brazilian diver Ian Matos came out as gay.

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January 10, 2014

National Soccer Coaches Association of America launches "Gay, Lesbian and Ally" website

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America pushes towards equality in sports by launching the "Gay, Lesbian and Ally" website. The site offers many useful resources to help make sports more inclusive of the LGBT athletes.

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January 9, 2014

New York Giants player Victor Cruz gives assist to gay bullied teen

Since he came out in middle school, Joey experienced constant bullying from his peers. Recently, Victor Cruz, the New York Giants wide receiver, helped Joey overcome the painful past by giving him a tour of the Giants locker room.

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January 9, 2014

Swedish Hockey Star speaks on behalf of You Can Play to promote equality in sports

Gabriel Landeskog, the captain of Colorado Avalanche hockey team stood up for equality by speaking yesterday on behalf of You Can Play, an organization focusing on eliminating discrimination from sports. Thanks to Landeskog’s involvement, NHL officially became the first sports league in North America to include LGBT allies on every team.

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