Collin Martin, the only openly gay male athlete in American pro-sports, is working to created education and accountability for homophobia in athletics
Jesse Hernandez just became the third man ever in history to join an NFL cheerleading squad. Here’s how he aced the audition process
Sorry, Trump — you’re not the Donald we want to hear from.
Atlanta Braves player Ozzie Albies shared an intimate moment with Ronald Acuña Jr. during a recent game, letting us see a rare moment of affection between two pro-athletes.
Two more professional baseball players have been identified as sending anti-gay tweets in their younger days: Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb and Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner, both 25, came under fire Sunday, just days Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader was ordered to attend sensitivity training for homophobic and racist tweets[…]
The Middle East country of Qatar has censored LGBTQ news stories and is making queer athletes question their safety as two world sporting events approach
That Pitcher Who Wrote Racist, Homophobic Tweets Got a Standing Ovation, Because the World Is Now Garbage
Fans gave a standing ovation to Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader after tweets surfaced in which he declared ‘White power’ and ‘I hate gay people’
#SorryNotSorry: This Trump-Loving College Wrestler Lost His Scholarship After Yelling Anti-Gay Slur at Protestors
After Bronson Harmon shouted homophobic obscenities at protestors opposing Trump’s immigration policy, the college wrestler loses his athletic scholarship at Cal Poly.
Sad news from Kazakhstan this morning — Bronze-winning Olympic figure skater Denis Ten was stabbed to death; he was only 25 years old
Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader apologized for racist and homophobic tweets he sent in 2012.
The Hidden Flag campaign brought six activists from six different countries to the World Cup in protest of Russia and Chechnya’s persecution of LGBT people
For the first time since coming out, gay soccer player Collin Martin got a standing ovation when he took to the field to play.
Gay Sports, Gay Games and Out Athletes
As a lot of the sporting communities have been on the tail end of progress in regards to accepting the LGBTQ community, it’s even more important for us to cover all the breakthroughs in gay sports news.
Every culture loves to watch other people compete. Since the dawn of civilization, there have always been games and competitions for the public to enjoy. Members of the ancient Aztec civilization used to use bat balls at one another until it landed in a hoop. Today, we have dozens of different sporting events that are designed to capture the world’s attention. They draw massive crowds and millions of viewers on TV as we watch the greatest athletes in the world compete to be the best. There’s nothing ambiguous about sports. You either win or you lose and that’s what makes it all so interesting to millions of fans around the world.
The LGBTQ community has been on the outside of the professional sporting world for generations. Being “out of the closet” was simply out of the question for most professional athletes. The culture that we live in tends to associate sports with a particular kind of masculinity. This goes against commonly held stereotypes about the LGBTQ community. Basketball players and quarterbacks are strong machismos, while gay men are typically seen as weak or overly feminine.
But things are slowly starting to change. We now have several out and proud professional male and female athletes across the board. The professional sporting world has had to adapt to new ideas about homosexuality and gender roles. Gay men and women and suiting up and proving that they can be just as good, if not better than their straight counterparts.
Take a look at all of the ways that the world of gay sports and the LGBTQ community are coming together. From gay athletes to sexy photo ops, everyone in the LGBTQ community can find something to appreciate about the nature of competition. Take a stroll through our favorite gay moments from all things gay sports.