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Articles tagged: gay athletes

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

WWE wrestler Darren Young says he is gay

Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. WWE wrestler Darren Young told a TMZ cameraman that he is gay, making him the first active professional wrestler to come out, according to the gossip outlet. Young happened to be at the airport — where many celebrity/TMZ encounters occur — and was asked whether he felt a…Read More

NFLPA selling LGBT pride shirts with players’ names on them

The NFLPA has taken another major step toward advocating for human rights with its latest line of T-shirts. On Wednesday, the organization announced the release of LGBT pride shirts, which can be purchased for $24.99. Proceeds from sales of the shirts will benefit Athlete Ally, a group founded by former Maryland wrestler Hudson Taylor. The…Read More

NAIA basketball player Jallen Messersmith comes out as openly gay

Jallen Messersmith, an NAIA basketball player at Benedictine College, is the latest athlete to come out as openly gay. Messersmith completed his sophomore season at Benedictine, a liberal arts Catholic school in Atchison, Kansas. Last year he came out to his family and basketball team, and he says he has received strong support from both….Read More

Adrian Peterson on gay marriage: ‘I’m not with that’

When superstar athletes express their opinions about gay players in sports, the ripple effect occurs almost instantly. Adrian Peterson gave us a perfect example of that last week when he provided his thoughts on gay marriage. During an interview with Bruce Murray and Amani Toomer on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Peterson discussed his former teammate Chris…Read More

Brittney Griner: Baylor discouraged me from being openly gay

Brittney Griner says she was discouraged by her coaches and the Baylor athletic department from being openly gay while in college the past five years. Griner just completed her senior season in Waco and was selected No. 1 overall by the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. The former two-time first-team All-American center came out publicly last month,…Read More

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