Brooklyn Nets sign Jason Collins for the rest of the season

Fortune just keeps shining on NBA player Jason Collins, the NBA’s first actively gay player to come out. After experiencing a career lull last year, Collins recently signed two 10-day contracts with the Brooklyn Nets to become the first openly gay player in one of America’s four major sports to play in a professional game. […]

Michael Sam and other athletes who have come out of the closet

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam made history when he came out as gay in interviews with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” and the New York Times on Sunday. The All-American defensive lineman and Associated Press’ SEC Defensive Player of the Year revealed that he came out to his teammates during a preseason football practice before the Tigers’ 2013 campaign. He decided […]

Conner Mertens’ boyfriend comes out as gay college baseball player

Last week, history was made when Conner Mertens, a red-shirt freshmen and kicker for Oregon’s Willamette University, became the first active college football player to come out as bisexual. Now, Mertens’ love life is back in the headlines again as his mystery boyfriend has now come out as a gay athlete. In a new interview […]

Trans athlete reveals suicidal thoughts after ESPN profiled him

Thanks to last year’s explosion of LGBT athletes coming out of the closet, trans athletes and celebrities have been making front-page news with their personal stories of transitioning and thriving in their fields. But sometimes opening the door in their private lives — or rather having the doors swung open on them — has left […]

Brazilian diving champ Ian Matos comes out

2013 was without a doubt the most landmark year for LGBT athletes as several sports pros came out as gay, trans or bisexual. It appears that that trend is slowing down as Brazilian diving champ Ian Matos has officially come out as gay. Matos made the big revelation in a recent interview with with the […]

Biggest coming out moments of 2013

There’s no doubt that 2013 has been a watershed moment in America’s LGBT history as a flood of celebrities like never seen before came out of the closet this past year. Over the past 12 months, we’ve seen celebrities from the world of movies, music, media, and sports come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or […]

Athletes who have come out in 2013

Although the world of professional sports has been exclusively dominated by heterosexual athletes for decades, a change has been sweeping across fields, courts and locker rooms as more and more athletes come out as LGBT, giving a new face to the world of  athletics and forcing many sports fans and institutions to reevaluate long-held beliefs […]

Jason Collins and other pro athletes who have recently come out

The world of sports is (relatively) on the fast track to change as NBA free agent Jason Collins made the decision to come out in now-famous Sports Illustrated interview, making him the first active player in NBA history to ever come out as openly gay. With the glass ceiling for gays in sports having been […]

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