Stories that show how athletes, teams, leagues, and journalists who cover the world of sports are dealing with LGBT-related issues
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.
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.
"Journey of the Gay Athlete": The story of 3 athletes sharing their story about sports and being gay
The "Journey of the Gay Athlete" documentary follows 3 professional athletes: Blake Skjellerup, Robbie Rogers and Brittney Griner who discuss the struggles they faced as gay-identified sports figures.
Thomas Hitzlsperger, a German Soccer player has publicly come out as gay. The German National Midfielder who played for world class soccer clubs such as Everton, and West Ham United discusses being gay just a month before the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Bing, the Microsoft-owned search engine, released an ad this week devoted entirely to "Heroic Women of 2013." LGBT women and their allies are abound in the video.