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Articles tagged: gay athletes

Ryan Clark concerned about how players should interact with Michael Sam

There is a difference between expressing an honest opinion about a controversial topic and being discriminatory or insensitive. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark expressed concern on Monday over the prospect of Michael Sam playing in the NFL, but he did it without being homophobic. Sam, an All-American defensive end at Missouri, came out publicly as…Read More

Missouri DE Michael Sam comes out as gay

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam came out as gay on Sunday. Sam went public with his sexual preference in an interview ¬†with ESPN’s Outside the Lines, though he says his teammates and coaches have known since August. “I am an openly, proud gay man,” Sam said. Sam said he made his decision to come out…Read More

Google shows LGBT support for Sochi Olympics

Google is the latest corporation to take a stand against Russia’s anti-gay laws, and it may also be the largest and most influential. Beginning on Thursday evening, Google’s latest homepage “doodle” features a rainbow flag (the symbol of the LGBT movement) and several sports images. Below the graphic is the following quote. “The practice of…Read More

Former Oilers say two players on 1993 team were gay, nobody cared

While the topic of gay players on NFL rosters has garnered a great deal of attention over the past few years, it is hardly a new issue. There are likely gay men playing professional football today just as there were gay men playing professional football 20 years ago. According to a few former players, the…Read More

British Olympic diver Tom Daley comes out as gay (Video)

British Olympic diver Tom Daley revealed that he is gay in a video he posted on YouTube Monday morning. The 19-year-old, who won a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in front of his home nation, spoke about how his life recently changed when he entered into a relationship with another man. “Come spring,…Read More

Abby Wambach on being lesbian: I never felt like I was in a closet

Abby Wambach was the subject of headlines when it was revealed that she married longtime girlfriend and current teammate Sarah Huffman in Hawaii earlier this month. Wambach and Huffman didn’t publicize their wedding, but they didn’t shy away from the attention once the story became news. In an interview with ESPNW, Wambach revealed that she…Read More

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