The computer document was named LetterOfLife. Robbie Rogers, a former member of the United States national team and a professional soccer player in England, wrote it one night last December, pounding on his keyboard while sitting in bed.
Documentarian Michiel Thomas explores the coming out process for for LGBT athletes through film, and hopes that his new project will provide the opportunity to give answers to the questions of stereotypes and misunderstandings about being an LGBT-identifying person in sports.
The NFL appears more ready than ever for an openly gay player. It's possible we'll find out how ready this offseason. CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman wrote Monday that he was told a current gay NFL player strongly is considering coming out publicly.
Major League Baseball hosted Darnell Moore, Aaron McQuade, and Wade Davis, Jr. at a recent conference for their Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities Program. The conference included a session discussing the current atmosphere faced by LGBT youth in school and sports nationwide and the role coaches can play in fostering an inclusive environment for LGBT athletes.
A lesbian track coach who was forced out of her position at University of Texas for having a relationship with a female athlete in 2002 has filed a complaint against the university for discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and sexual orientation.
The San Francisco Bulls of the East Coast Hockey League, a AA minor league with 23 teams nationwide, has become the first to record a video for the You Can Play Project. The video was released ahead of a Bulls Pride Night this Saturday against the Stockton Thunder.
If you've seen Kiss Cam, you know this trick: After a series of shots of men sitting next to women, Kiss Cam will sometimes frame a pair of players of the opposing team on the bench. Dave Uible, who is gay, saw this gag and didn't think it was funny.