Category Archives: Sports

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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Notre Dame Tennis Star Matt Dooley’s Remarkable Journey To Self-Acceptance


Dan Tracer | Queerty | March 8, 2014 Coming out was no easy swing for 22-year-old Notre Dame tennis star Matt Dooley. But not because he was worried about what his teammates or coach would think. ‘‘It’s internal homophobia,’’ he said. … Continue reading

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NFL’s Fitzgerald: Gay Discrimination Bill Has ‘No Place In Society’


Michelle Garcia | Advocate | March 02 2014 Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald said he was positive that Gov. Jan Brewer would veto the bill that would have allowed business owners to deny service to any one on the basis of … Continue reading

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