In a new video from ‘People’ Magazine, we hear about Anthony Bowens coming out to his fellow wrestlers for the first time and what happened
When Westboro Baptist Church announced its plans to protest openly gay jock Jake Bain, his classmates were not having it
This year, an as-yet-unnamed team asked Derrius Guice if he was gay during a pre-draft interview; why is this NFL Combine homophobia acceptable?
Gay rugby star Ian Roberts just responded to hateful comments by Australian boxer Anthony Mundine comparing gay people to pedophiles, and his response is dead on
University of Michigan freshman Jacob Moore has become the first man to accuse former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse
On Friday, March 2nd, the Consulate General of France in New York organized a reception, during which the Gay Games 2018 program was presented.
The Gus Kenworthy Ivanka Trump tweet at the Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies in PyeongChang, South Korea was met with love and hate from fans.
Here are all of the LGBTQ athletes 2018 Olympics results from the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from medal finishes to long-shot finales.
Pip Kenworthy, the mother of openly gay Olympic freestyle skiier Gus Kenworthy, wrote a heartfelt column about his career and coming out — it’s kinda great
Sally Field has been trying to get openly gay figure skater Adam Rippon to date her gay son, Sam Greisman. One person not into Rippon is Johnny Weir.
Trans male athlete Mack Beggs is set to win the Texas girls wrestling champtionships again thanks to dumb rules that force him to compete as a girl
The New York Times ran a story about Adam Rippon’s eating disorder. They added that eating disorders are pretty common amongst figure skaters
As a lot of the sporting communities have been on the tail end of progress in regards to accepting the LGBTQ community, it’s even more important for us to cover all the breakthroughs in gay sports news.
Every culture loves to watch other people compete. Since the dawn of civilization, there have always been games and competitions for the public to enjoy. Members of the ancient Aztec civilization used to use bat balls at one another until it landed in a hoop. Today, we have dozens of different sporting events that are designed to capture the world’s attention. They draw massive crowds and millions of viewers on TV as we watch the greatest athletes in the world compete to be the best. There’s nothing ambiguous about sports. You either win or you lose and that’s what makes it all so interesting to millions of fans around the world.
The LGBTQ community has been on the outside of the professional sporting world for generations. Being “out of the closet” was simply out of the question for most professional athletes. The culture that we live in tends to associate sports with a particular kind of masculinity. This goes against commonly held stereotypes about the LGBTQ community. Basketball players and quarterbacks are strong machismos, while gay men are typically seen as weak or overly feminine.
But things are slowly starting to change. We now have several out and proud professional male and female athletes across the board. The professional sporting world has had to adapt to new ideas about homosexuality and gender roles. Gay men and women and suiting up and proving that they can be just as good, if not better than their straight counterparts.
Take a look at all of the ways that the world of gay sports and the LGBTQ community are coming together. From gay athletes to sexy photo ops, everyone in the LGBTQ community can find something to appreciate about the nature of competition. Take a stroll through our favorite gay moments from all things gay sports.