Gay Athletes

Stanford Swimmer, NCAA Champion Abrahm DeVine Comes Out as Gay

Abrahm DeVine, a member of the U.S. men’s national swimming team and the 2018 NCAA champion in the 400 individual medley, came out as gay in a recent …

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Adam Rippon On What It Means To 'Show Every Part Of Who You Are'

Adam Rippon has had a very busy year. The figure skating star has been snatching titles, ranging from U.S. figure skating national champion to …

Adam Rippon

Lucas Moura Defends Himself After Social Media Backlash to His Political Opinions

Tottenham winger ​Lucas Moura has defended himself after he was criticised for appearing to support a far-right presidential candidate in his native …

Social Media

Adam Rippon donates Olympic figure skating costume to Smithsonian

U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon donated his costume from the 2018 Olympic Games to the Smithsonian American History Museum.<p>Rippon — the first openly …

Adam Rippon

Southampton fan arrested for ‘homophobic hand gestures’ at Brighton match

Police have arrested a man for making a “homophobic hand gesture” during a match between Premier League clubs Southampton and Brighton & Hove …

LGBTQI

LiAngelo 'GELO' Ball 'PARTYING' With Transgender . . . In Las Vegas!!!

MTO News learned that this past weekend, LiAngelo Ball was out here in Vegas partying with the popular transgender Marina Fuentes for fight weekend. …

Las Vegas

The AFL's gender diversity policy remains an apprehensive work in progress

The inclusion of transgender athletes in Australian sports leagues is an issue that sporting bodies are only just coming to terms with.<p>In recent …

Gender Diversity

Gay Athletes Celebrate Unity At 2nd Flag Football Championship

<b>COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4) –</b> Flag football teams from across North America were in Denver this weekend for the annual Gay Bowl. This is the second …

Hall of Fame

Navigating college as an LGBTQ+ athlete

Being gay has always been a significant part of my life.<p>Most people who know me today would agree with this statement, but before college, I was …

LGBTQI

What Landon Foster's Been Doing Since Retiring From Kentucky Football And Coming Out

Studies show that 61% of Americans are hiding some parts of themselves at work. Studies also show that employees who waste energy hiding any part of themselves don’t give their teams and their employers their best.<p>Studies are great, but they don’t paint colorful, personal pictures of real people …

Financial Services

Professional golfer Tadd Fujikawa comes out as gay

Tadd Fujikawa, who at 15 became the youngest to qualify for the U.S. Open in 2006, has come out as gay.<p>Outsports.com said Fujikawa is one of the first pro golfers to come out publicly, and that he is the first U.S. Open player to do so.<p>Fujikawa, now 27, came out publicly Tuesday on social media, …

World Suicide Prevention Day

After coming out as gay, Minnesota United’s Collin Martin shares reaction and why now

Collin Martin knew he was gay in elementary school.But through high school in Bethesda, Md., and into his collegiate soccer career at Wake Forest, he …

Wake Forest University

Arsenal’s Héctor Bellerín says football fans are ‘not ready’ for a gay player

Arsenal right back Héctor Bellerín has discussed the homophobic abuse he has received on the pitch, saying fans are “not ready” for a gay male …

LGBTQI

Hector Bellerin: It's impossible for players to be openly gay in football

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin believes it is "impossible" for a footballer to come out as gay amid the "very nasty" culture around the sport.<p>Torquay …

Soccer

England vs Spain game at Wembley overshadowed by homophobic abuse allegation

The Metropolitan Police has confirmed an allegation of homophobic abuse was made following an altercation which occurred in the stands during …

Wembley

Hector Bellerin Was Forced To Delete His Twitter After Receiving Homophobic Abuse

<b>After receiving horrific homophobic abuse, Hector Bellerin decided to delete his Twitter while also saying it would be impossible for a gay player to</b> …

Social Media

Wade Davis and the overwhelming drought of out athletes in the NFL

Former professional football player Wade Davis is perhaps the most prominent out NFLer in the league’s 98-year history.<p>Davis — who is now a speaker, …

LGBTQI

Organist Trolls Daniel Murphy with Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" for Homophobic Comments

Daniel Murphy has a history of homophobic remarks which resurfaced after his trade to the Chicago Cubs and the notorious Atlanta Braves organist let him have it during his walk-up songs last night.<p>The Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski has developed a reputation as a certifiable badass, with …

Sports

Who’d Be on Your Spaceship? A School Exercise Backfires in Ohio

An Ohio school superintendent has apologized for a class exercise that asked middle school students to choose from a list of racially, ethnically and religiously diverse candidates to save or leave behind if Earth were “doomed for destruction.”<p>The assignment presented 12 potential spaceship …

Middle School

Education can change attitudes to use of homophobic slurs, rugby study shows

Preliminary analysis of research from Monash University’s Sport Inclusion Project has found that while homophobic language persists at alarming rates in junior rugby union, educational training can change attitudes to the use of slurs in sport.<p>Results of the study – which was undertaken by every …

Rugby Union

The sports world

Sherman J. Clark (Michigan): Why Sports Law? Doriane Lambelet Coleman (Duke): Sex in Sport. Sport meets philosophy: William Skidelsky reviews <i>Knowing</i> …

Sports Law

School assignment asks who is ‘more deserving’ to live: gay athlete, black med student

(Photo via Bigstock.)Students at Roberts Middle School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio were asked to rank who is “more deserving” of life in a disturbing …

LGBTQI

Campaign Launched to Support Georgian Footballer Facing Homophobic Attacks

An anti-homophobia campaign in support of Georgian footballer and vice-captain of the National Football Team, Guram Kashia kicked off in social …

Social Media

Ohio school assignment asks who is ‘most deserving’ of life: a gay athlete or a black med student

Schools in the U.S. are back in session and it seems that teachers are eager to kick start their students’ minds with thought-provoking assignments. …

Middle School

Wolfsburg captain fights homophobia with rainbow armband

The 27-year-old French midfielder led Wolfsburg to a shock 2-1 win over Schalke, last season's runners-up in Germany's top flight, as the rainbow …

Soccer

Wolfsburg's Guilavogui wears rainbow armband to fight homophobia

Berlin, Aug 25, 2018 (AFP) - Wolfsburg captain Josuha Guilavogui wore a rainbow-coloured armband on Saturday for the first time as part of the …

Soccer

Scranton’s Adam Rippon to guest star on NBC’s ‘Will Grace’

NBC's <i>Will & Grace</i> is returning to TV this fall with a few big guest stars, including Scranton's own Olympic medalist, Adam Rippon.<p>Rippon will appear …

Adam Rippon

White Sox teammates supportive of Michael Kopech

DETROIT — Michael Kopech’s racially insensitive and homophobic tweets made as a 17-year-old five years ago shouldn’t cause any issues in the White …

Social Media

Michael Kopech deletes, apologizes for racist, homophobic tweets from 2013

White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech made his big league debut on Tuesday night. This afternoon he participated in what has become a different rite of …

Washington Nationals

Gay tennis trailblazer Brian Vahaly: 'I heard homophobia all the time - it was part of the culture'

The briefest of glances at the entry list for the men’s event at this year's US Open underlines tennis' apparent diversity. Scroll down the list and you will find players from six continents, around 40 nations and across an age range of close to 20 years.<p>And yet, as with every grand slam played …

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