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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Articles tagged: gay athletes

Vince Lombardi accepted, protected gay players on his team

Jason Collins coming out as gay this week was a breakthrough because he became the first active professional athlete in major American team sports to come out. There have been many questions about how he and other gay players would be accepted by coaches, players and teammates, especially in the close-knit setting of a sports…Read More

Hines Ward: Football is not ready for an openly gay player

On Monday, the NBA became the first of the four major American team sports to have an openly gay player when Jason Collins decided to come out. Now, the question on the minds of many people is whether or not any of the other three sports will follow. Will Collins’ announcement inspire others to come…Read More

Jason Collins comes out as gay

Prior to April 29, 2013, no professional athlete playing one of the four major American team sports was openly gay. Players have come out after retirement, but there was no man on an NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB roster that had ever come out as gay. Washington Wizards center Jason Collins has officially changed that….Read More

Gay kicker Alan Gendreau hoping for NFL tryout

Alan Gendreau was a standout kicker in college at Middle Tennessee State, and now he’s trying to make it in the NFL. Only Gendreau would be making history if he were able to catch on with a team. Gendreau was the subject of an excellent profile by Cyd Zeigler at Gendreau played four seasons…Read More

Brittney Griner comes out as gay following WNBA draft (Video)

Brittney Griner is not the first WNBA athlete to come out as gay, but she is probably the most prominent. Griner was one of the most dominant college basketball players of all time during her career at Baylor. As expected, she was selected by the Phoenix Mercury with the No. 1 overall pick in the…Read More

Marcus Vick sends homophobic tweet about Arizona Cardinals

If ever there were a person who could have their Twitter rights legally stripped from them, it would be Marcus Vick. The younger brother of Michael Vick tweets out some of the most ridiculous things you will ever read, and his homophobic remark about the Arizona Cardinals earlier this week was a prime example. Those…Read More

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