Topics :: GLBT sports figures

Sam's 2nd Chance Comes on Cowboy's Practice Squad

By Schuyler Dixon | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
Michael Sam's second chance will be with the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the league's first openly gay player will be added to the practice roster.

Sports Announcer Charges Out of the Closet

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
Mark McAdams has been an announcer for the UK channel Sky Sports for the better part of a decade. And, he's revealed in a recent interview, he's gay -- and always has been.

Sam Clears Waivers, Meets with Fisher

By R. B. Fallstrom | Sunday Aug 31, 2014
Michael Sam wasn't a good fit for the St. Louis Rams, but coach Jeff Fisher said there were no regrets, and no issues with him being the gay.

NBA Ref Violet Palmer to Marry Long Time Partner

Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday.

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."