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 […]

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 […]

WWE star Darren Young comes out as gay

While sports like basketball and soccer have seen a number of their pro athletes come out of the closet this year, little to no movement has been made in the way of LGBT representation in the world of pro wrestling. However, that all changed last night when WWE superstar Darren Young publicly came out as […]

Robbie Rogers becomes 1st active gay pro soccer player

The world of sports has made significant progress over the past few months when it comes to diversity and inclusion as stars such as Jason Collins, Brittney Griner and Kevin Grayson, have all come out as gay. And while the issue of gays in sports has mainly pertained to baseball, basketball and football, American soccer […]

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