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Articles tagged: gay athletes

A number of NFL players say they would have no problem with gay teammates

Whether there is any truth behind it or not, professional sports locker rooms are generally stereotyped as homophobic environments. That is particularly true for the NFL, which is not surprising considering the aggressiveness and masculinity that is associated with the game of football. While many believe the NFL is filled with players who would not want to…Read More

Roddy White’s anti-gay tweets create a stir

Roddy White sent an insincere apology note on Twitter Thursday after causing a stir with some anti-gay tweets earlier in the day. The Falcons receiver was responding to a fan’s question over Twitter when he made his anti-gay remark. White was asked “You would rather lead the league in stats than win a Super Bowl?”…Read More

Dana White Says He Would Want a Gay MMA Fighter to Come Out

Responding to critics who have accused the UFC of being an anti-gay organization, Dana White said on Thursday that if there were a gay fighter in the UFC he would prefer that he come forward and share that with everyone. The Culinary Union and other groups have sent letters to Fox and started petitions urging Fox…Read More

Michael Irvin on the Cover of Out Magazine to Support Gays

Former Cowboys wide receiver and Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin has become somewhat of a preacher as he’s grown older. He’s no longer the drug using, womanizing, flamboyant party animal he was during his playing days and in the early parts of his retirement. Now, he’s making an effort to support gays. As…Read More

David Tyree Thinks Gay Marriage Will Lead to ‘Anarchy’ (Video)

Former New York Giants receiver David Tyree had an interview with the National Organization for Marriage, an organization whose mission is “to protect marriage and the faith communities that sustain it.” NOM was formed in opposition to the gay marriage movement. Tyree’s words are in contrast to the movement we’ve seen in sports recently. Hockey…Read More

Steve Nash Says Gay NBA Player Would Not Be an Issue

The issue of homosexuality in sports has recently become a hot topic.  Homophobic slurs by players and coaches like Joakim Noah, Kobe Bryant, and Roger McDowell have been accompanied by a load of negative publicity and almost sparked a rallying cry in support of the gay community.  While many will argue the aforementioned people did…Read More

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