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Ex-Boxing Champ Arrested for Assaulting Man Who Allegedly Hit on Him

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
Former boxing champion Kassim Ouma was arrested in Los Angeles Friday after knocking out a man who allegedly made advances towards him.

UMass Basketball Player Derrick Gordon Comes Out as Gay

Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
UMass guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in Division I men’s basketball.

NFL Exec: I’ve Played With 6 Openly Gay Players

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
Troy Vincent, a former National Football League defensive back who is now the organization’s executive vice president of football operations, told reporters Wednesday that he’s played with a handful of openly gay players during his career.

Gay Ex-NFL Player Speaks at Meetings

Wednesday Mar 26, 2014
Former NFL player Wade Davis’ speech to the owners, coaches and general managers delivered a significant message about sexual orientation in sports, commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday.

New Poll: 81% of MLB Ready for Out Player

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Just as the 2014 baseball season is about to begin, ESPN Magazine released a new poll that revealed that the majority of baseball players are ready to accept an openly gay player in Major League Baseball.

Michael Sam in Spotlight at Missouri’s Pro Day

By Jake Kreinberg | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
Michael Sam certainly draws a crowd.

San Francisco 49ers’ Culliver Continues Outreach to LGBT Community

Friday Mar 7, 2014
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is continuing his outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community more than a year after his anti-gay remarks leading up to the Super Bowl.

Nets Sign Jason Collins to Another 10-Day Contract

Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Jason Collins’ second stint with the Brooklyn Nets will last at least 10 more days.

Out Ex-NFL Star Roy Simmons Dies

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
Former offensive lineman for the New York Giants and Washington Redskins, Roy Simmons, who made NFL history in 1992 for coming out as gay and later in 1997 for coming out as HIV positive, died Thursday in his New York Home. He was 57.

Maybe Michael Sam Will Fit in NFL Just Fine

By Dave Campbell | Monday Feb 24, 2014
With Michael Sam on the verge of becoming the NFL’s first openly gay player, maybe he’ll fit in the locker room just fine. This is 2014, after all. Sexual orientation isn’t as big of a deal for Sam’s generation as it was for their fathers’.