LGBT Sports News
By Kate Fagan, ESPN The Magazine
Brittney Griner wears bow ties, dates women and dunks with abandon. Call her names if you like -- she is done hiding from haters.
By Anna Aagenes, Outsports.com
The Brittney Griner story shows that coaches should know that playing by the old playbook can only work for so long.
By Dave Zirin, The Nation
One of the most depressing sports stories of the last year became one of the most inspiring when Robbie Rogers announced that he would be signing with Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy.
By Jim Buzinski, Outsports.com
Robbie Rogers Makes History After Playing As Openly Gay Man For Los Angeles Galaxy.
By Mike Foss & Erik Brady, USA TODAY Sports
Robbie Rogers, who announced he is gay and retired from the MLS earlier in the year, is returning as a member of the Los Angeles Galaxy.
By Cyd Zeigler, Outsports.com
Pro MMA fighter talks with Outsports about gay-conversion therapy, her passion for Mixed Martial Arts and her post-coming-out fears.
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Brittney Griner discusses her sexuality, bullying and even has a response for the most creative negative comment she has received on social media.
By Martha Irvine, Associated Press
Young gay athletes helped pave the way for pros like Jason Collins to come out.
By Jamilah King
A list of athletes of color such as Brittney Griner, Orlando Cruz, Josh Dixon, John Amaechi and Seimone Augustus who helped pave the way for Jason Collins to come out.
By Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports
Sports writer Dave Zirin reflects on the news of NBA’s Jason Collin coming out.
By Jason Collins with Franz Lidz, Sports Illustrated
In his own words, Jason Collins tells his story about being a gay man in the NBA.
By Brittney Griner, The New York Times
In her own words, Brittney Griner shares her journey to living an open authentic life.
By Dan Berry, The New York Times
Rick Welts, the president of the Phoenix Suns, hopes his coming out can break the silence surrounding homosexuality in men's team sports.
By Frank Bruni, The New York Times
In February 1996, at the age of 33, Kevin McClatchy became the youngest owner in major league baseball. Recently the former owner opened up his very private personal life and professional sports.
By Frank Bruni, The New York Times –The Opinion Pages
Kevin McClatchy, who spent 11 ½ years as the managing general partner and chief executive officer of the Pittsburgh Pirates, spoke extensively with me at his home in Ligonier, Penn., about why he hid being gay for so long and about the persistent secrecy in professional sports.
By Phil Taylor, Sports Illustrated
I don't know you, but I know you are out there. Maybe you are a 14-year-old point guard in rural Texas, or a 15-year-old goalkeeper in a wealthy Philadelphia suburb, or a 16-year-old linebacker in inner-city Detroit. Maybe you are all those people. I don't know who you are or where you are, but I know you are young, you are an athlete and you are gay.
By Pablo Torre, David Epstein, Sports Illustrated
Playing fields have long been segregated on the basis of sex. But what happens to the athletes whose physiology doesn't match their gender identity? Against whom do they compete? What obstacles do they face? And how are they being treated by sports' governing bodies?
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com
Orlando Cruz’s story as an openly gay professional boxer. "I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself," he said. "I have always been and always will be a proud gay man."
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