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.
Hablar de homofobia en el fútbol es un tabú. Es un tema que hiere susceptibilidades, principalmente, porque se considera quisquilloso concentrarse en él. La reciente emisión de Sin Filtro -una mesa de debate universitario que se transmite por Foro TV los domingos por la noche- abordó dedicó su último bloque a la intolerancia y discriminación en este deporte. Aunque la discusión fue corta (no más de 10 minutos), contó con la participación de dos voces interesantes que vale la pena rescatar
Former US National Soccer team and Columbus Crew player Robbie Rogers came out on his blog late last week. Many former teammates, athletes, and sports media entities weighed in on the decision made by Rogers and the effect it will have on the sports community.
Tim Tebow may not be getting a lot of attention on the field as the New York Jets' backup quarterback, but he's certainly receiving a lot of buzz off of it, most recently with the announcement of an upcoming speaking engagement at a controversial Dallas, Texas, megachurch.