Category Archives: Sports

ESPN Apologizes For That Unnecessary, Awkward Report On Michael Sam’s Showering Routine


Chris Greenberg | Huffington Post | August 27, 2014 ESPN proudly bills itself as “The Worldwide Leader In Sports.” But it regrets briefly becoming the worldwide leader in unnecessary, awkward reports on the showering habits of Michael Sam, the first … Continue reading

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Catholic high school chooses to keep openly gay coach Nate Alfson


Outsports | August 12, 2014 St. Mary High School, a Catholic school in Dell Rapids, S.D., has decided to keep openly gay volleyball coach Nate Alfson. Alfson came out publicly on Outsports last week. Alfson also coaches a club baseball team … Continue reading

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Posthumous Recognition


JOHN BRANCH | New York Times | July 14, 2014 EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Glenn Burke was 27 when he walked out on Major League Baseball, his promising career as an outfielder undone mostly by the burden of being a semicloseted gay … Continue reading

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Brave Australian Olympic Games champion Ian Thorpe tells: I’m gay


Amy Harris and Phil Rothfield | The Sunday Telegraph | July 13, 2014 Ian Thorpe: The Parkinson Interview – First Look 0:26 Play video With no question off limits, Sir Michael Parkinson CBE explores the private and sometimes troubled world of … Continue reading

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Meet the world’s first trans footballer to play in the World Cup


Joe Morgan | Gay Star News | June 12, 2014 Back in 2003, an up-and-coming soccer-obsessed teen was chosen to represent her country. She went on to become the world’s first ever openly trans woman to play professionally in a … Continue reading

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WNBA’s Slam-Dunk: First Pro League to Market to LGBT Community


BILL BERKOWITZ | BUZZFLASH | TRUTHOUT (Photo: Reisio)Although it has been one of the worst kept secrets in professional sports, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is finally coming out of the closet with a series of monster slam-dunk marketing projects … Continue reading

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Rams Pick Michael Sam, First Openly Gay Player Drafted In NFL


Steve Mullis | National Public Radio | Reader Supported News | May 11, 2014 n the seventh round of the NFL draft the St. Louis Rams have picked Michael Sam, making him the first openly gay player to be drafted by … Continue reading

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Derrick Gordon Becomes First Openly Gay Div. I College Basketball Player


Michael Sam | Queerty | April 9, 2014 In what has quickly become The Year of the Gay Athlete, University of Massachusetts sophomore Derrick Gordon announced that he is gay this morning, making him the first openly gay player in … Continue reading

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Jason Collins Gets Anti-Gay Taunts From NBA Player


Winnie McCroy | Edge Boston | March 21, 2014 The NBA’s first openly gay player, Jason Collins, said that he is keeping his cool despite anti-gay taunts from other players. In an interview with the New York Daily News, Collins said … Continue reading

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The 7 LGBTI women inspiring change in sport


Irma Hunkeler | Gay Star News | March 8, 2014 To celebrate International Women’s Day tomorrow (8 March) we are going to take a moment to appreciate the achievements of seven incredible LGBTI sportswomen. s sexuality has made headlines and … Continue reading

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