Topics :: Pro-GLBT sports organizations

MLB Appoints Billy Bean Consultant for Inclusion

By Dave Campbell | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret. Nearly two decades later, part of Bean's new job will be to help keep someone else from making the same decision

Dolphins Fine Jones For Negative Tweets About Michael Sam

Monday May 12, 2014
Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was fined an undisclosed amount Sunday and will undergo educational training after sending a negative tweet about Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft.

Donald Trump Not Thrilled About Michael Sam Kissing His Boyfriend

By Winnie McCroy | Monday May 12, 2014
Real estate tycoon and comb-over queen Donald Trump says that the kiss between Michael Sam and his partner Vito Cammisano was "pretty out there."

Del Shores Emcees Drag Queen World Series; Funds for Life Group LA

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 6, 2014
On May 10, comedian and writer Del Shores will serve as the emcee for the 3rd Annual Drag Queen World Series, with all funds going to The Life Group LA.

NHL 1st US Pro-League to Support LGBT Rights

By EDGE | Thursday Jan 9, 2014
How does a hyper-masculine sport historically dominated by white players put itself in the forefront of LGBT equality among North American professional sports leagues? In the case of the National Hockey League (NHL), it was as simple making a video.

Laryssa Husiak’s "She Is King" Looks at BJK Legacy

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jan 7, 2014
Playwright Laryssa Husiak brings tennis legend and feminist icon Billie Jean King to life in "She is King," a play that recaps three television interviews at seminal points in King’s life.

Play Yourself Fit

By Stephen Mosher | Friday Nov 8, 2013
In cities and towns across the country, there are tons of opportunities to join walking groups, soccer teams, baseball teams, cross fit clubs, and dance schools. If you have friends with like minds, you can form your own group.

Are Atlanta Braves Fans Anti-Gay?

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Oct 18, 2013
On Thursday, millions of people put on purple to show their support for Spirit Day, including officials the Major League Baseball. But according to a report by Project Q Atlanta, fans of the Atlanta Braves didn’t respond well with the campaign and bullied

First Gay NCCA Division II Basketball Player Comes Out

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
After coming out, college basketball player Derek Schell has seen his excitement in the sport renewed.

Cheeky Fun Or ’Sexualized Innuendo?’

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 19, 2013
A British LGBT rights group is criticizing a campaign that aims to eliminate homophobia from sports, which is spearheaded by a straight soccer star, because the group’s officials say the campaign’s name is "sexualized innuendo."