Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.
Just after the IOC gave athletes the go ahead to speak their minds, the Russian police arrested four activists in St Petersburg under the LGBT propaganda laws.
Michael Sam is a gay black man, but should that be a strike against him because there are people too afraid to play alongside him?
"I'm not a medical expert. We will obviously follow signs. We will follow medicine and if they determine this could be a
I have been distraught sitting back watching athletes answer unnecessary and inappropriate questions around their sexuality due to our lack of true compassion, dignity and love for all. We now exist in a society where our own obsession with others trumps respect for others' personal lives.
Brendon Ayanbadejo believes Chris Kluwe is "100% right" in claiming his views led to him losing his job in the NFL. Kluwe
There are LGBT athletes ready, willing, and able to speak on their own behalf. Why am I, a straight man, explaining what it must feel like to be an LGBT athlete when I am surrounded by dozens of LGBT athletes more than capable of sharing their own stories? Why are we suffocating LGBT voices?
Check out Barrowman's saucy NOH8 shot below, then scroll down to keep reading: Barrowman's new picture comes after his recent
Adam Bouska's "NOH8" Campaign, originally formed as a response to California's Proposition 8, added NFL star and former Superbowl
It's free and currently exclusively available for Android users. The game can be downloaded from Google Play (formerly known
Recently minted Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo has been a pioneer for gay rights and marriage equality as it relates to the NFL.
Well in 2009, a lot of guys started snickering and making comments and saying Brendan's coming out, and I'd say, yeah, Brendan's
It's only a short step from "don't cry like a girl" and "don't be a bitch" to "women are inferior." These assumptions and connections, part of what many are calling "toxic masculinity," enable violence against gay (or "effeminate" men) and violence against women alike.
If these are just football matters, why are we seeing all the headlines about these men being cut for supporting gays and lesbians? It's simple: Because people still want to believe that the NFL hates gay people.
When Jason Collins decided to reveal the life he'd kept secret for so long, Harris, Dean, James Baldwin before them, and many other literary figures had already been on set, prepping the scene, readying our minds for what's to come.
Think about it: if coming out as an ally and publicly supporting equality is considered a "distraction," how will an NFL team react to the avalanche of media attention, accolades, hate mail, death threats, etc. when an active player actually comes out as gay?
"I think the sacrifice would be worth it," he said. "Now, I would hope that I would get the chance to play football again
Watch the clip above. "The beautiful thing about what Brittney Griner did is that it barely made a splash. And that's what
"In the end where Jason goes will be a basketball decision," he said. "He is widely respected, a team leader, a seven-footer
Former Baltimore Ravens reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who is an LGBT equality advocate recently spoke upon his absence