Topics :: GLBT athletes

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.

Jason Collins Signs for Rest of Season with Nets

Saturday Mar 15, 2014
Jason Collins has been signed for the rest of the season by the Brooklyn Nets.

NFL Reminds Teams to Mind Combine Questions

By Michael Marot | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
NFL teams will spend this week’s annual scouting combine trying to get answers out of college prospects.

Sam’s Father: The New York Times Misquoted Me

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 14, 2014
Michael Sam’s father became headline fodder this week after having telling the New York Times he was struggling with his son’s coming out and that he may be the first openly gay NFL player. Now, he says the newspaper misquoted him.

Dallas News Anchor Schools Bigots on LGBT’s Place in Sports

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 13, 2014
A video of a sports anchor for Dallas’s ABC affiliate station WFAA has gone viral this week. In the clip, the anchor gives a surprising, yet extremely touching speech about LGBT acceptance in sports, specifically in the National Football League.

Michael Sam’s Father: Mixed Emotions on Son’s Coming Out

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
Though a number of Michael Sam’s teammates and other members of the NFL have been accepting of the football player’s coming out, the athlete’s own father is struggling with his son’s sexuality.

Canadian Football League Players Fined for Posts About Michael Sam

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
The Canadian Football League fined two players Tuesday for making inappropriate comments about openly gay football player Michael Sam.

Pinkel, Mizzou Applaud Michael Sam’s Courage

By R.B. Fallstrom | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
Michael Sam was just another recruit when he left his small Texas hometown and arrived in Missouri. Playing for the Tigers, he turned into a private loquacious leader ready to make a trailblazing announcement.

NFL Officials: Out Football Player Will Have Tough Future

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 10, 2014
Eight NFL executives and coaches told Sports Illustrated this week that Missouri defensive Michael Sam, who made headlines Sunday for telling the media he is gay, will have a difficult time in May, when the National Football League makes its draft picks.

Former NFL Coach Warns About Michael Sam’s Coming Out

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 10, 2014
A former NFL coach says that openly gay football player Michael Sam is "bringing baggage" into the locker room, should he be drafted to the NFL.