Tag Archives: LGBT athletes

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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All Year Eye Candy: Nashville Grizzlies 2015 Calendar

What I love most about this particular calendar is that it’s real guys. We all love looking at hot, buff models or the various fire departments in their calendar offerings, but these are just your Joe-on-the-street type guys. The kind, … Continue reading

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What the World Has Learned from Footballer Michael Sam

NFL Player Michael Sam may not have shattered the glass closet during his rookie stint with the St. Louis Rams, but as Lindsay Jones’s USA Today article points out, he did put a few more cracks in it: He showed … 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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LGBT Profile: Jaiyah Saelua; Soccer Player, World Cup Qualifier, Transgender Female

From VICE news: In 2011, American Samoa’s Jaiyah Saelua became the first transgender person to play in a FIFA World Cup qualifier. Her appearance on the field made history — but so did her play. At the time, American Samoa … 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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Russian Games for LGBT Athletes Suffer Under the Gay Propaganda Law

While the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi may have come to a close, Russia’s Open Games for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender athletes have suffered organizational setbacks in securing housing and sports venues. From The Moscow Times: Days after … Continue reading

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