Former Ravens Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo Claims up to 4 NFL Players May Come Out at the Same Time
Ex-NFL player Kwame Harris comes out as gay in CNN interview
Former professional football player Kwame Harris acknowledges that he is gay on CNN Newsroom. His interview reflects the hardships faced by an NFL player who identifies as gay and begs the question of what will need to happen for an active NFL player to feel comfortable coming out. In the interview with Coy Wire, Harris discussed whether he thought about coming out in the NFL, the implications that would have entailed, and what it was like to be a closeted professional athlete.
GLAAD, You Can Play, NY Atty Gen. Schneiderman calling on NFL to address LGBT issues immediately
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a statement demanding that the NFL investigate whether teams asked prospects about their sexual orientation during the league's pre-draft scouting combine.
Manti Te'o story leads to big question: Ex-Bears QB says gay NFL player would not be accepted.
In response to stories that NFL teams are wondering whether Notre Dame star football player and Heisman Trophy runner-up Manti Te’o is gay, former Bears Quarterback Jim Miller said that religion would prevent a gay player from being accepted in an NFL locker room.
GLAAD Q&A: Wade Davis Discusses Being Black and Gay In Professional Sports
As part of our ongoing effort to honor LGBT African-Americans making history, GLAAD sat down with Wade Davis, the former professional football player, to discusses what it was like to play professional football still in the closet. He also discusses what he is doing currently to help combat homophobia in sports and what he wishes his legacy will be as one of the first professional football players to have come out.