Gay Athletes

Butler Bulldogs mascot bites out football player after he accidentally steps on him

INDIANAPOLIS — Butler mascot Blue III was barking up the wrong tree on Saturday.<p>Before Saturday’s home opener, linebacker Xavier Colvin led his …

College Basketball

How Australian Sport Is Supporting Marriage Equality

Big business, tech giants and the entertainment community have already pledged their support, and now Australia's biggest sporting codes are throwing …

LGBTQ

Wisconsin football fans took over the only gay bar in Provo, Utah

It’s gay pride today in Provo, Utah, but at the city’s one gay bar it was a sea of Wisconsin red this morning, gay and straight, since pregame …

Homosexuality

Leicester City fan fined for chanting homophobic hate at Brighton supporters

A football fan has been fined after admitting chanting homophobic abuse at rival supporters during a Premier League match.<p>Leicester City fan Jason …

English Premier League

The Courage Game is bringing lacrosse players to New England Sept. 23

The annual event dedicated to bringing together LGBT people and others on lacrosse fields will take place Sept. 23 in Boston. The first two Courage …

Homosexuality

The Falcons and Packers play in the ‘Esera Tuaolo Bowl’ Sunday Night

#LGBTSNF: Five LGBT storylines from the Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons.<i>Each week we’ll be taking a look at the NFL teams involved in the Sunday</i> …

Homosexuality

Fantasy football 2017: Week 2 start

With fantasy football so popular, we decided to start our own Outsports team comprised of players who are LGBT supportive.<p>With no openly gay players …

Homosexuality

Gay athlete raising money to fight suicide after his best friend’s death

Josh Velasquez has dealt first-hand with depression, suicidal thoughts.Josh Velasquez has seen up close the pain suicide can cause.The high school …

Homosexuality

WNBA champ Ann Wauters on being gay in women’s basketball around the world

I think I’ve just always tried to be myself. Quite late, I knew I was a lesbian.<p>At first I had some boyfriends and around my 20-something birthday I …

Women's Basketball

This Australian rugby star says he will vote against same-sex marriage

As Australians vote on same-sex marriage for the next few weeks, at least one professional rugby player is vocally opposing equality.<p>Israel Folau …

Equality

As Athlete Ally releases ‘equality index,’ colleges question accuracy and validity

About three weeks ago, an organization called Athlete Ally emailed individuals at the FBS Power Five conferences and their member schools about an …

College & University

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The concept of inclusiveness is tough to quantify, but at long last, someone has come up with a solution — at least when it pertains to college …

College & University

Openly gay rugby ref Nigel Owens has battled bulimia for 27 years

Nigel Owens, one of the top rugby referees in the world, says it was easier for him to talk about being gay than to admit he still has bulimia.<p>As a …

Mental Health

National Rugby League publicly supports same-sex marriage as Australia votes

Openly gay former professional rugby player Ian Roberts wanted the sports world to take a position on Australia’s same-sex marriage vote, which …

Homosexuality

Record-Breaking Six Openly Gay College Football Players Hit The Field This Fall

Build the story, feel the vibe<p>The news app with the latest stories and trending conversations.<p>Get the app<p>bountyofbeadsposted inLGBT issues.6 days …

College Football

Majority of Israelis want Shabbat soccer games moved to weekdays

A new poll found that a large majority of Israelis would prefer that soccer games be moved from Shabbat to weekdays. The findings come as the …

Israel

Cricket Australia unveils support for marriage equality

2:34 AM ET<p>James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chief executive, has thrown the governing body's support behind a vote in favour of marriage …

LGBTQ

Manchester United, Arsenal soccer clubs support Come Out for LGBT campaign

Soccer teams Manchester United and Arsenal are among groups supporting a new campaign in Britain timed to coincide with a report showing an increase …

LGBTQ

Out gay coach Curt Miller named WNBA Coach of the Year

Curt Miller, the openly gay head coach of the Connecticut Sun, has been named the WNBA Coach of the Year by the Associated Press.<p>The Sun finished …

Women's Basketball

Telling a fellow triathlete about his boyfriend showed gay athlete he was ready to come out

Opening up to a fellow triathlete, a complete stranger, about my boyfriend as we both nervously awaited the start of Ironman Syracuse in June was the …

Homosexuality

Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers says the NFL gets rid of gay players

Aaron Rodgers, one of the top players in the NFL, has said that American footballers don’t come out because they’re rightly afraid of losing their …

NFL

Marching Out Together

After former player Robbie Rogers famously left Leeds United after deciding it would be impossible to come out in English football, the need for a …

LGBTQ

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The sound caught the attention of Greg Maas.<p>There was one of the many local youth soccer talents he’d seen bloom, blasting a right-footed shot that …

Salt Lake City

Pride Nights in 2017 show LGBT community is returning the embrace of pro sports

This year has seen record-smashing ticket sales for pro-sports Pride Nights.For decades the LGBT community has viewed the sports world as the enemy. …

LGBTQ

Big XII football team with openly gay player wins by 36 points. So much for distractions.

A major Division 1 football program has played an openly gay player and lived to tell about it.<p>Offensive tackle Scott Frantz started at left tackle …

Kansas State Wildcats

This transgender athlete is donating to trans causes for every home run she hits

Shortly after last November’s election, I had a couple people verbally attack me at a softball game. As a trans woman, I decided that I was going to …

Homosexuality

Danish soccer players get rainbow faces to support LGBT equality

Some pretty powerful people in Denmark have united to form a campaign to fight homophobia in soccer. The campaign, with the hashtag #fodboldforalle, …

Homosexuality

Panthers' Ekblad to closet gay athletes: 'Don't be afraid' of coming out

Eric Hartline / USA Today Sports<p>The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer community may not have the President of the United States in their corner, …

Ice Hockey

Ekblad shows continuing support for LGBTQ community

The defenseman, who recently starred in a Nike "Be True" ad, which championed equality for all athletes regardless of sexual orientation, told Boca …

LGBTQ

There Are More Openly Gay Players In College Football Than Ever Before

Meet the six players erasing the stigma of being a gay athlete.

College & University