Category Archives: Sports

NFL Is Living in Stone Age When it Comes to Domestic Violence, Marijuana and Gay Rights


April M. Short | AlterNet | August 29, 2014 A series of conspicuous incidents have made it clear that domestic violence is an all-too-common issue among NFL players. Last year Daryl Washington of the Arizona Cardinals broke his ex-girlfriend’s collarbone, and … Continue reading

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Life as a transsexual rugby-playing carpenter


Eryk Bagshaw | WA Today | August 29, 2014 Nate Duivenvoorden looks like any other rugby-playing carpenter. The scruffy 30-year-old is built like a stocky halfback. On the pitch he goose-steps, tackles and passes like any other player. But Mr Duivenvoorden … Continue reading

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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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