Topics :: GLBT sports

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.

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.

Major League Soccer OKs Gay Player Protections

Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Major League Soccer has agreed to new measures to protect gay players from discrimination and harassment as a result of meetings with New York’s attorney general.

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."

Va. Transgender Sports Policy Called Too Narrow

Friday Feb 21, 2014
Critics say a new Virginia policy on transgender high school athletes is too restrictive because it applies only to students who have undergone formal sex-reassignment surgery.

Marketing Execs: Let Sam’s Play Speak for Him

By Anne M. Peterson | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
Any NFL team that drafts Michael Sam will be taking on much more than a rookie pass-rusher. But experts say the smart approach for that team is to simply let Sam’s on-field play speak for him and his team.

NFL Stars Take Issue With Criticisms Over Sam’s Coming Out

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
NFL stars Donte’ Stallworth and Chris Kluwe take issue with NFL officials’ criticism that Michael Sam’s coming out will be a distracting to a football team.

1st Openly Gay NFL Player to Face Hurdles

By Arnie Stapleton | Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
Michael Sam will face a daunting set of challenges that most rookies don’t have to deal with when making the already formidable jump from college to the NFL.

NFL Officials: Out Football Player Will Have Tough Future

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 10, 2014
Eight NFL executives and coaches told Sports Illustrated this week that Missouri defensive Michael Sam, who made headlines Sunday for telling the media he is gay, will have a difficult time in May, when the National Football League makes its draft picks.

Touchdown for Diversity

By Ken Knox | Saturday Jan 25, 2014
With recent back-to-back wins at the Gay Bowl, the San Diego American Flag Football League continues to carry tolerance and acceptance further down the field.