Topics :: GLBT athletes

'Modern Family' Star: Acceptance Will Grow for Gay Athletes

By John Carucci | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL.

Class of 2014: John Amaechi, Diana Nyad, Among New Inductees to Gay & Lesbian Sports of Hall

By Sasha Razumikhin | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
Wade Davis, Fallon Fox, Nike Corp are all being inducted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, along with the entire 2014 class.

Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall Fame Breaks Barriers

By Jacob Long | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
Jason Collin was the first major professional sports figure to come out, right? Wrong. There’s more to the story...

Michael Sam Signs $2.65M Rookie Contract With St. Louis Rams

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 16, 2014
With last week’s signing of a four-year $2.65 million rookie contract with the St. Louis Rams, Michael Sam continued to make history as the first openly gay player signed to an NFL contract.

WNBA to Market to LGBT Community

By Doug Feinberg | Wednesday May 21, 2014
The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games.

Two Spanish Soccer Players Kiss After Game Win

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday May 15, 2014
Two Spanish soccer stars pulled a Michael Sam Wednesday and locked lips while on camera after winning the Europa League, Gay Star News reports.

Obama Congratulates First Openly Gay NFL Draftee

Sunday May 11, 2014
President Barack Obama sends his congratulations to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

Picking Sam, Rams Welcome 1st Openly Gay Player

By Ralph D. Russo | Sunday May 11, 2014
Michael Sam waited and waited. Hours passed, rounds came and went, and eventually, there were only eight more picks left on the third and final day of the NFL draft.

Dolphins Safety Calls Rams’ Drafting of Michael Sam ’Horrible’ in Tweet

Sunday May 11, 2014
A negative one-word tweet from Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones about the drafting of Michael Sam drew a rebuke from the team.

2014 NFL Draft: Decision Day for Michael Sam

By Ralph D. Russo | Saturday May 10, 2014
Decision day has arrived for Michael Sam.