Sports

January 14, 2014

Openly gay soccer player Liam Davis hopes more follow Thomas Hitzlsperger's coming out

An openly gay British soccer player speaks out about Thomas Hitzlsperger's coming out story hoping it would influence other athletes to come out as well.

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January 13, 2014

Brazilian diver Ian Matos comes out as gay

Inspired by the British diver Tom Daley, a Brazilian diver Ian Matos came out as gay.

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January 10, 2014

National Soccer Coaches Association of America launches "Gay, Lesbian and Ally" website

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America pushes towards equality in sports by launching the "Gay, Lesbian and Ally" website. The site offers many useful resources to help make sports more inclusive of the LGBT athletes.

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January 9, 2014

New York Giants player Victor Cruz gives assist to gay bullied teen

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.

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January 9, 2014

Swedish Hockey Star speaks on behalf of You Can Play to promote equality in sports

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.

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January 9, 2014

"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.

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December 6, 2013

VIDEO: Magic Johnson's Christian faith and unconditional love for gay son

Magic Johnson opens up about his son being gay and being Christian

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December 4, 2013

You Can Play and former NFL players visit the Hetrick Martin Institute

You Can Play, an advocacy organization dedicated to building bridges between the LGBT community and the world of athletics has just launched its "High Five" initiative which works to create meaningful connections between LGBT youth and leaders within the professional sports community.

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November 22, 2013

Nike continues its leadership for marriage equality

Nike is fully committed and supportive of the initiative to create marriage equality so that all employees are treated with respect in their workplace and the community

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November 22, 2013

ESPNW: Too many voices remain silent

As we get closer to the Sochi Games, fan and media attention will be drawn to U.S. athletes who are standing up and stepping forward to speak out about the policies in Russia. ESPNW's "Silence Is Not Golden" brings forward an excellent question, how many of those athletes will be women?

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