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Michael Sam’s Made a Wonderful Life for Future Gay Footballers

Somebody’s gotta be the first, Michael Sam, and quite often the first isn’t always the most successful. But the first often helps to pave the way for success. I’m referring to Michael Sam’s comments at the end of 2014 where … Continue reading

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‘Pride In the Moment’ Photography Project from Gay Games 9

Gay Games 9 is being held this week in Cleveland, Ohio and a group of photographers are bringing you the day-by-day imagery and action of the athletes. Photographers in residence will be at cultural and sporting events capturing images from … Continue reading

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Why it Get’s Better: You Could Be Drafted by the NFL

Congratulations to football player Michael Sam on his draft to the St. Louis Rams. Sam had come out as gay in February of 2014 when he was still in college. You can watch the moment Sam got the NFL draft … Continue reading

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LGBT Profile: Gay Rodeo Horseman

The Desert Sun brings us this profile of gay rodeo competitor David Renier: The Renier readily admits he works hard to win, and he’s received the accolades to prove it. He’s won more than 700 buckles during 40 years of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: We Don’t Care that You’re Gay

The Washington Blade reports on a new ally campaign from the University of Virginia: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Five members of the University of Virginia swim team appeared in a pro-gay spot as part of an ad campaign promoting diversity. The … Continue reading

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LGBT History: Photos from the Gay Rodeo circa 1990

Some posts back, I told you about the new photography exhibit on Gay Rodeo opening up at Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Ind. The exhibit features the photos of Blake Little who’s subjects are competitors from the International Gay Rodeo Association. Now, … Continue reading

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LGBT Profile: UFC Fighter Liz Carmouche

Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche has led a remarkable professional life. A former Marine helicopter electrician, she served three tours of duty in the Middle East. Then, as a fighter in the UFC, she catapulted herself into the top 10 female fighters … Continue reading

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Praising the Out LBT Woman Athlete

Anna Aagenes, writing for The Huffington Post, reminds us all that while we are quick to give coverage and praise to sports figures such as Jason Collins, Orlando Cruz, and Darren Young, we should not forget that professional out Lesbian, … Continue reading

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Preserving History: Gay Sports Hall of Fame

Do you know the name Glen Burke? He was a player for the Oakland Athletics who is credited with the creation of the high-five. He was also gay. Doesn’t sound familiar? Burke is just one of the many Lesbian, Gay, … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: You Could Play Pro-Soccer

Joe Jervis of the blog Joe. My. God. reports that Robbie Rogers has signed and begun play with the Los Angeles Galaxy Soccer Team. Rogers originally came out and then retired from the game, but after some reflection, he decided … Continue reading

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