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Gay People In Sports

Olympic SportsTrack and Field

Russian Women’s Relay Team Makes Out On Podium At World Championships In Moscow, Kind Of Protesting Anti-Gay Laws

world championships gay law russia protest

They’re saying it wasn’t really politically motivated, but that only makes it hotter. Also, no one in Russia admits to protesting laws, so I don’t believe them…


MLBSports & Politics

Magic Johnson On A Potential Gay Dodger: “We’re Gonna Support This Player”

Another baby step towards the acceptance of gay athletes in sports was taken by one Magic Johnson, who was spurred to speak on the subject when his son came out to the public earlier this week. In an interview with TMZ, Magic discussed how it might encourage an L.A. Dodger to make a similar admission. Magic, for his part, seems elated at the concept. Video after the jump.


NFLSports & Politics

Brendan Ayanbadejo Wrote A Column Urging The End Of Homophobia In Professional Sports

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo, fresh off a Super Bowl victory, wrote a column for USA Today Wednesday, urging pro athletes to end homophobia in professional American sports.


Media MonsterNFLVideo

This Man Can Tell You What It’s Like To Be Gay In The NFL

It’s a question for the ages: In a society where one in 10 (or 20, depending on who you ask) people are gay, how many gay men are there in the National Football League? There have to be some gay players, right? At this point, we can say that there was at least one — Wade Davis sat down with Amy K. Nelson of SB Nation to discuss what it’s like to live a lie, in exchange for living a dream. Video after the jump.


Media MonsterNBASports & Politics

Why Predicting When There Will Be An Openly Gay NBA Player Is The Safest Kind Of Prediction To Make

The old “an openly gay player will come out of the closet in X sport in the next X-to-X years” statement is a popular one to make. It’s not usually based on any kind of evidence, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a low-risk, high-reward kind of forecast.


ESPNMedia MonsterNFL

Watch A Testy Outside The Lines Exchange Between A Gay Journalist And A Former NFL Player

Michael Irvin’s interview in Out Magazine this week had people talking. Today on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, the author of the piece, Cyd Zeigler, sat down to discuss the interview. He also had to defend the cover against former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman LeCharles Bentley. The result was a bit of TV that, at times, got very heated.


ESPNMedia MonsterSports & Politics

Listen To An ESPN Radio Host Announce He’s Gay On The Air

As 1050 ESPN New York radio host Jared Max left his Manhattan apartment yesterday morning, he had a decision to make.


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