Topics :: GLBT sports figures

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.

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.

Jason Collins Signs for Rest of Season with Nets

Saturday Mar 15, 2014
Jason Collins has been signed for the rest of the season by the Brooklyn Nets.

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.

Maybe Michael Sam Will Fit in NFL Just Fine

By Dave Campbell | Monday Feb 24, 2014
With Michael Sam on the verge of becoming the NFL’s first openly gay player, maybe he’ll fit in the locker room just fine. This is 2014, after all. Sexual orientation isn’t as big of a deal for Sam’s generation as it was for their fathers’.

Former Dallas Cowboy: What if Sam Pats Someone on the Butt?

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 21, 2014
A former Dallas Cowboys player said this week that there would be concerns if openly gay player Michael Sam were to pat someone on the butt if he was drafted to an NFL team.

Black History Month: Profiles of LGBT African-Americans of Note, Part 3: Michael Sam

By Mike Halterman | Friday Feb 21, 2014
Hotspots honors Black History Month by profiling black LGBT people who have made noteworthy achievements in their personal or professional lives. This week’s profile: Football star Michael Sam.

Canadian Football League Players Fined for Posts About Michael Sam

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014
The Canadian Football League fined two players Tuesday for making inappropriate comments about openly gay football player Michael Sam.

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.