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Gay non-football fan in San Francisco tells why he's watching this Super Bowl


49er fans dressed as Joe Montana and Jerry Rice (Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports) I consider myself a sporty gay.  I love tennis.  I cried...

Sin City Shootout draws 5k athletes in dodgeball, ultimate, softball and others


There were boyfriends on the same hockey team, and partners playing tennis. There was a father-son duo of teammates in softball and an almost-all straight basketball team. The 6th annual Sin City...

Thin field for men at U.S. Figure Skating Championships


Jeremy Abbott is going for his 4th U.S. title (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports) Lets just start off by saying the U.S. Figure Skating Assn....

5,000 athletes, 12 sports set for Sin City Shootout in Las Vegas


The largest LGBT sporting event of the year in North America is set for Las Vegas as the 6th annual Sin City Shootout Sports Festival offers 12 sports with about 5,250 registered to participate. M...

Chris Kluwe: "We should all be standing up for each other’s rights"


Chris Kluwe (Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE) Being regarded as an "activist" in 2012 was a new experience for me. I’ve never really...

Trans triathlete Chris Mosier to run around Manhattan to raise money for Ali Forney Center


LGBT youth represent as much as 40% of the homeless youth. Often they run away from home because of family rejection and then face rampant discrimination when seeking alternative housing. LGBT...

GO! Athletes is making waves for LGBTQ athletes


Relaunched LGBTQ student-athlete organization is making inroads, building membership and expanding quickly Anna Aagenes My college...

Commissioners of pro sports leagues should state their support for gay athletes


Fawn Yacker is the director of The Last Closet, a campaign to end homophobia in men's pro sports. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Over 50,000...

Coming Out: Is It All About You?

Wade Davis talks about looking past yourself in the coming out process

Johnny Weir finishes fourth in first skating competition since 2010 Olympics


Weir after his Finland skate (from his Twitter feed) Johnny Weir finished fourth in his return to men's figure skating at the Finlandia Cup...

Olympic sports, from elitist and effete to silly and sissy


David Boudia The London Olympics are over, but attitudes still linger in the air. As usual, the U.S. thumps itself on the back, c...

10 Greek Gods from the 2012 London Olympics


James Magnussen, swimming Like most, I watched the Summer Olympics on TV from the comfort of my couch. Here in Canada, CTV was the official...

Gay Softball World Series starts Tuesday in Minneapolis


The largest annual LGBT sporting event continues to grow as the Gay Softball World Series jumps up two teams from last year to 153 when play kicks off Tuesday, Aug. 14, at multiple fields in...

Softball legend Mary Nutter remembered by Oregon State coach Kirk Walker


Editor's note: Softball coach Mary Nutter died of heart failure on July 24 while on vacation in Colorado. She was a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame. No one loved...

Roger Brigham gives insights into the failed Gay Games and Outgames events merger


Roger Brigham When the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) and Gay and Lesbian International Sports Association (GLISA) recently announced that...

IGLA Championships dive into Iceland


Editor's Note: Charlie Carson, the longtime veteran of Team New York Aquatics, is gracious enough to give us some updates from the IGLA Championships in Iceland. We are at the halfway point of the...

United States Figure Skating falls flat at the World Championships


The World Figure Skating Championships concluded in Nice, France last weekend, but don’t be surprised if you missed it.  For the first year in recent memory the Worlds did not receive a moment of...

Director: Joe Paterno had his hands in the Rene Portland scandal, too


Editor's note: Fawn Yacker is director of the award-winning film 'Training Rules,' about homophobia in Penn State's women's basketball program. She is currently working on a project about...

Billy Bean on meeting one of his heroes, gay serviceman Eric Alva


Billy Bean, Eric Alva Over the past decade, I have watched with bated breath as our community fought to repeal the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”...

My Life, Part 1: Greg Congdon shares his story of being closeted...and being outed


Editor's Note: Greg Congdon was a high school football player and wrestler in rural Pennsylvania. He struggled with his sexual orientation for years until he was outed. It was such a touchstone in...

Nike hosts gay coming out day event highlighting straight allies


Read more from Pat Griffin on her blog. Last spring just after GLSEN  launched Changing the Game, our new sports project, I got an email from Edward Tylicki from Nike.  Edward is a member of Nike’s...

Brad Pitt does not play gay Billy Bean in "Moneyball," he plays straight Billy Beane


The Billys: Bean and Beane Billy Bean and Billy Beane could not be more different. Yet they also...

Picture This: Crossfit athletes


Thanks to photographer Matthew Finley for this terrific shot he took in Los Angeles during Fight Gone Bad 6. It is a fund-raiser by Crossfir athletes to raise money for the families of police,...

Phillies to say "It Gets Better" (finally)


In the end, it seems DeSean Jackson's stupidity helped do some good after all. I was pleased to see that MLB teams began to create their own "It Gets Better" videos to help combat bullying. The San...

Baseball at the All-Star break: Time to get serious!


Buster Posey The Major League Baseball All-Stars have been announced so that means if you wear Yankee pinstripes then you are going to the...

Hudson Taylor Visits Bates College

Athlete Ally gets about 500 pledges on their visit to the school

World Figure Skating Championships look wide open, with two U.S. sending two rookies


U.S. skater Richard Dornbush I was so looking forward to the 2011 World Figure Skating Championships to be held in Tokyo this year, which...

Life is good: Baseball is back!


Opening Day 2011 has arrived! In an attempt not to have baseball played in November again, the 2011 season began a few days earlier than in seasons past. So I had no choice but to blow off work,...

Blake Skjellerup reports from his first trip to post-earthquake New Zealand


Editor's Note: Out Olympic speedskater Blake Skjellerup is visiting his home country New Zealand this week for the first time since a devastating earthquake there. He shares his thoughts with us...

Out athlete Ryan Quinn publishes first book


The successful and sometimes controversial novelist Anne Rice offers the following advice to aspiring writers: write the book you want to read and that doesn’t yet exist. Another piece of advice...

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