Topics :: GLBT sports figures

Ex-Football Player Comes Under Fire for Gay Conversion Therapy Tweets

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
Supporters of New Jersey's ban on gay conversion therapy are up in arms over anti-gay comments made by newly installed Giants Director of Player Development David Tyree.

Briner Blossoming in WNBA After Rough 1st Year

By Bob Baum | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
After a tough first season in the WNBA, Brittney Griner is blossoming into the player everyone thought she would be, all the while embracing her status as a role model for gay youth.

MLB Appoints Billy Bean Consultant for Inclusion

By Dave Campbell | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret. Nearly two decades later, part of Bean's new job will be to help keep someone else from making the same decision

MLB to Honor Gay Pioneer in Baseball at Today's All-Star Game

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
The New York Times reports that in an effort to foster inclusion, a gay former Major League Baseball star, who died of complications from AIDS nearly two decades ago, will be honored at All-Star Game in Minneapolis Tuesday.

Michael Sam Saga Expected To Expand NFL Fan Base

By David Crary | Monday May 19, 2014
The milestone has made gay fans more enthusiastic and already is drawing newcomers into the fold. Many may become Rams fans or - like Guequierre - henceforth consider St. Louis "my second favorite team."

Donald Trump Not Thrilled About Michael Sam Kissing His Boyfriend

By Winnie McCroy | Monday May 12, 2014
Real estate tycoon and comb-over queen Donald Trump says that the kiss between Michael Sam and his partner Vito Cammisano was "pretty out there."

Dolphins Fine Jones For Negative Tweets About Michael Sam

Monday May 12, 2014
Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was fined an undisclosed amount Sunday and will undergo educational training after sending a negative tweet about Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft.

DC Lobbyist Plans to Ban Gays From Pro-Sports, Block Draft of Michael Sam

By Bobby McGuire | Friday May 9, 2014
A Washington, D.C. lobbyist is proposing legislation to ban all openly gay players from major league sports and plans to launch a boycott against any NFL team that drafts openly gay defensive lineman, Michael Sam.

Eight Greats in Lesbian Sports

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 30, 2014
From the courts to the gridiron, these eight women broke ground and shaped an industry

Sports Talk Radio Show on LGBT Issues To Debut

By Rachel Cohen | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
The premiere of "The Outfield" this weekend on satellite radio will open with a discussion of Derrick Gordon, the UMass guard who on Wednesday became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.