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Not long ago, sports -- including big-time wrestling -- were less accommodating for gay competitors. Only recently have most pro athletes remained active in their chosen careers after coming out.
After he came out in April 2013, Jason Collins became the first openly gay athlete active in any of the four recognized major
The 7-foot center, who publicly announced in April 2013 that he is gay, signed with the Brooklyn Nets in February of last
Cyd Ziegler, co-founder of OutSports, talks with me about the societal impact of athletes speaking up about their sexual orientation, and what can be done to improve LGBT acceptance in sports.
"He’s a knucklehead. So I just let it go. Again, that goes back to controlling what you can control. That’s how I conduct
Sports has always been about more than just winning and losing and has always been laden with symbolism that matters.
Why are we so in awe at Jason Collins and Michael Sam's coming out? Why are we fascinated again about Collins signing with the Brooklyn Nets? What is so striking about Collins and Sam's revelation?
"We're going to bring in a basketball player," King said, via The Associated Press. "It's not about marketing or anything
The IOC has said it has received written assurances from the Russian government that the "gay propaganda" law would not affect
While there was talk of an NFL player revealing that he is gay in the wake of Collins's announcement, no such move has been
His honesty about his sexuality did help to heal old wounds. After going through a range of emotions like hurt, confusion
Until very recently, the sports world was considered by many to be troublingly homophobic and transphobic. Most lesbian, gay
"New Orleans is still hosting Southern Decadence with open homosexuality manifesting in the streets of the city," he wrote
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.
ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives has been busy this week clearing a space for Jason Collins in our LGBT Archival Sports collection alongside the likes of Billy Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and John Amechi, among others.
Coming out isn't just healthy, necessary and liberating for gay people; everyone else benefits as well. Lies are destructive, not only to the person telling them but to everyone else who becomes collateral damage.