Topics :: homophobia in sports

Confessions of a Benchwarmer: Spring Training and Beyond in the Sonoran Desert

By Matthew Wexler | Friday Apr 25, 2014
What happens when EDGE travel editor Matthew Wexler unleashes the ghosts of baseball past at Phoenix’s Cactus League spring training? Let’s just say there are a lot of balls in the air.

Sports Talk Radio Show on LGBT Issues To Debut

By Rachel Cohen | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
The premiere of "The Outfield" this weekend on satellite radio will open with a discussion of Derrick Gordon, the UMass guard who on Wednesday became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.

Footballer Guilty of Anti-Gay Gesture in England

Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
A British court has found Turkey striker Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of making an anti-gay gesture at a match while playing for Blackburn.

Brooklyn Server Sues Houston Rockets for Using Anti-Gay Slurs

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
A food server from Brooklyn has filed a lawsuit against the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets, alleging some members from the team used anti-gay slurs towards him while he helped set up a buffet in the athletes’ locker room last year.

New Poll: 81% of MLB Ready for Out Player

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Just as the 2014 baseball season is about to begin, ESPN Magazine released a new poll that revealed that the majority of baseball players are ready to accept an openly gay player in Major League Baseball.

Jason Collins Gets Anti-Gay Taunts From NBA Player

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Mar 23, 2014
The NBA’s first openly gay player, Jason Collins, said that he is keeping his cool despite anti-gay taunts from other players.

San Francisco 49ers’ Culliver Continues Outreach to LGBT Community

Friday Mar 7, 2014
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is continuing his outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community more than a year after his anti-gay remarks leading up to the Super Bowl.

NFL Quarterback: ’Nobody’s Perfect’ But He’ll Welcome Gay Player

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
A quarterback for the Washington Redskins said he will accept an out teammate, noting that "nobody’s perfect," and that he hopes to show him "what it means to follow Jesus."

Billie Jean King: On Sochi Olympics, Gay Rights

By Melissa Murphy | Monday Mar 3, 2014
Billie Jean King opens up about the Sochi Olympics gay rights and LGBT people in the sports world.

Playing the Martyr: ’I Was Fired For Opposing Gay Marriage’

Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
Former television college football analyst Craig James is complaining to the state that his firing by Fox Sports Southwest was an act of religious discrimination.