When news broke that the highly-publicized death of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Teo’s girlfriend had never actually occurred, and that the girlfriend herself did not actually exist, one of the first things many people asked was about his sexuality.
This is our second guest blog from mixed martial artist Liz Carmouche, who on Saturday will become the first openly gay fighter and one of the first two female fighters in the history of UFC. You can read the first one here, and our interview with Liz here.
The Ohio State University athletic program hosts Pride Night for Ohio gay community and produces a video for the You Can Play Project. OSU's Initiatives reflect growing LGBT tolerance at the collegiate level.
Boston College cross country runner Jose Estevez heard the slurs in the locker room. There was, “That’s so gay” or “Don’t be a fag.” Even though the sophomore believes the words were intended as playful profanity rather than hate talk, it was hard to hear.
A new study published by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network reports on the experiences of LGBT youth in middle and high School athletic environments, and shows that while many LGBT young people still have negative experiences with sports, those who do participate see serious benefits.
Tim Tebow rescinds his decision to speak at an anti-gay church in Dallas this upcoming April. The decision comes after widespread media attention to the church's homophobic rhetoric and reflects the role professional athletes play in the LGBT movement for equality.