April 17 2013 12:27 PM ET

Kevin McClatchy: Need Message in Sports That If You’re Gay, It’s OK to Play

For more than a decade, Kevin McClatchy, former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, feared someone would learn his secret. After coming out publicly, he wants professional sports to grow up.

Pro Soccer Player Responds to Antigay Slur By Winning Game
April 15 2013 3:41 PM ET

Soccer Player Answers Antigay Slur By Winning Game

Jase Peeples

Portland Timbers midfielder Will Johnson proved actions are louder than words in Sunday’s game against the San Jose Earthquakes.

Nike Wants to Sponsor First Major Out Pro Gay Athlete
April 15 2013 12:30 PM ET

Nike Wants to Sponsor First Major Out Pro Gay Athlete

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Who is going to lead the way?

NFL Star Kerry Rhodes Isn't Gay, But Supports Out Players
April 14 2013 2:29 PM ET

NFL Star Kerry Rhodes Isn't Gay, But Supports Out Players

Sunnivie Brydum

The former Cardinals safety says he's not gay, but would be happy to play alongside a gay teammate.

Pro Hockey Partners With Gay Sports Org
April 12 2013 3:23 PM ET

Pro Hockey Partners With Gay Sports Org

Michelle Garcia

As the clock ticks toward the moment that a gay male professional athlete comes out, the NHL is being proactive.

UFC Suspends Mitrione For Berating Trans Fighter Fallon Fox
April 09 2013 12:20 PM ET

UFC Suspends Mitrione For Berating Trans Fighter Fallon Fox

Michelle Garcia

Matt Mitrone was suspended for making transphobic remarks regarding recently out transgender fighter Fallon Fox

Did Brendon Ayanbadejo's Activism Cost Him His Job?
April 05 2013 7:03 AM ET April 05 2013 12:31 PM ET

Did Brendon Ayanbadejo's Activism Cost Him His Job?

Trudy Ring

Ayanbadejo, dropped by the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, says his pro-marriage equality activism drew attention the team probably didn't want.

April 04 2013 2:03 PM ET

Op-ed: How Kwame Harris' Coming Out Tackles Homophobia in Sports

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Another former professional athlete has came out last month—6’, 7” Jamaican-born NFL offensive tackle Kwame Harris.

NOM Caught Lying About Support From Chicago Bears
April 04 2013 1:26 PM ET

NOM Caught Lying About Support From Chicago Bears

Lucas Grindley

As many LGBT activists suspected, the Chicago Bears never donated anything to help the National Organization for Marriage raise money.

Does Phil Jackson Think Gay People Don't Exist in the NBA?
April 03 2013 3:25 PM ET

Does Phil Jackson Think Gay People Don't Exist in the NBA?

Neal Broverman

The legendary coach provides a very cryptic response when asked about gay acceptance in the NBA.

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