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OUT LGBT ATHLETES
This Trans Runner Is Breaking Barriers For All Queer Athletes
"Representation is important because it kind of shows that this is possible. Like you do belong and you're not the only one going through it."
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Michael Sam Says He's Been Told He's Not Gay Or Black Enough
Curtis M. Wong
Still, he has no regrets about his coming out journey.
Gay Olympic Diver Matthew Mitcham Sings Dolly Parton's 'Dumb Blonde' With Ukulele
Curtis M. Wong
Of being an openly gay athlete, Mitcham has said, "I'm very conscious of how I present myself as a role model." Accompanied
Derrick Gordon, UMass Basketball Player, On Feeling 'Ecstatic' After Coming Out And Jason Collins' Influence
Gordon said he's been blown away by the support of his parents, as well as that of his teammates and classmates at UMass
From Nebraska Football to Professional Sports, Gay Athletes are Inspiring Change
Co-Founder and Managing Director at LGBT SportSafe
In 2003, I was a redshirt freshman at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that decided to come out in high school. But I wasn't sure if I could handle being the first openly gay Division I college football player.
Ian Matos, Brazilian Diver, Comes Out As Gay
Although he stopped short of using the words "gay" or "bisexual," Daley, 19, revealed he was in a relationship with another
Openly Gay Male Athletes Jason Collins, Robbie Rogers And Orlando Cruz Struggling For Impact
By Agence France Presse, Agence France Presse
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
Landry Jones, Steelers Quarterback, Talks About Gay Athletes, Religion
When I approached Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Landry Jones for my short interview at the NFLPA Rookie Premiere
'YOU Belong Initiative' Sports Camp Opens Doors For LGBTQ Youth
President, You Can Play Project
It is time that we provide our young LGBTQ athletes with important and long-lasting leadership training from experts in the field. A gym free of anti-gay slurs. A locker room without homophobia. A court where LGBT athletes can just play the sport they love.
Campus Pride's 2012 LGBQT National College Athlete Report's Key Findings Revealed
Take a look at a selection of statistics from the report below: Campus Pride's 2012 LGBTQ National College Athlete Report
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Fallon Fox, MMA Fighter, Comes Out As Transgender
Part of her reluctance to come out has had a lot to do with concerns over who she'll be perceived by her fellow athletes
From the Inside Out: An Openly Straight Athlete Ponders an Openly Gay Athlete
MBA Candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; For...
I'm a ballplayer. I'm a pro. I've been in an NBA training camp and have competed in some of the top leagues overseas. Based on these experiences, do I think an openly gay competitor would be accepted in the sports world?
The Gay Jackie Robinson Will Apparently Be White
Adam Amel Rogers
Researcher, USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center
I am currently researching the history of LGBT athletes on television for a study that is due out this fall, but one doesn't need a content analysis to see that an overwhelming majority of gay athletes depicted in entertainment media are white.
Ready or Not, Here He Comes Out: The Time for a Gay Professional Athlete Is Now
Managing Partner, Collective Conscience
He will inspire millions. His inbox will be flooded with emails, messages and tweets from kids who have been bullied and high school quarterbacks scared to tell their parents. He will earn a lifetime of rewards and joy from forever making the world a better place. And now is the time.
Coming Out in the NFL: Still Just 'Fantasy Football'?
Dr. Donna Dannenfelser
Former NFL Psychotherapist
In two special episodes of
, one of our characters deals with the difficult personal decision to come out. We haven't seen this happen in the NFL in real life, but we hope our portrayal will foster dialogue about acceptance and tolerance.
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