Former New York Jet and Carolina Panther Kris Jenkins says that now that he's retired, he's tired of forces within the NFL keeping LGBT players closeted and their keeping allies from speaking
The Olympic gold medalist, Minnesota Lynx shooting guard, and out lesbian is asking Minnesotans to vote against a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in November.
A closeted soccer player in Germany made headlines when he wrote an anonymous column about why he's afraid to come out publicly. But others this year have boldly stood up, with the latest a boxing star.
Yunel Escobar received some negative feedback from fans in his first home game after being suspended for sporting an antigay slur on his face.