Proposal to Ban Gay NFL Players Sent to Congress
February 28 2014 2:52 PM ET

Proposal to Ban Gay NFL Players Sent to Congress

Michelle Garcia

Lobbyist Jack Burkman's proposed bill to bar openly gay players from the NFL is ready for Congress.

Jason Collins Just Wants to Play Basketball
February 28 2014 7:00 AM ET

Jason Collins Just Wants to Play Basketball

Michelle Garcia

He knows he's the first out gay player in the NBA, but Jason Collins simply wants to do his job: making fouls and blocking plays.

Gay Retired NFL Player Roy Simmons Dies at 57
February 26 2014 4:00 PM ET

Gay Retired NFL Player Roy Simmons Dies at 57

Michelle Garcia

Roy Simmons, who played for both the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, died last week.

Jason Collins's no. 98 Jersey Biggest Seller on NBA Website
February 26 2014 2:39 PM ET

Jason Collins's Jersey Biggest Seller on NBA Website

Jase Peeples

The history-making athlete's number 98 Nets jersey is currently the top seller on NBA.com.

Not a Good Day for Lobbyist Who Wants Ban on Gay Players in NFL
February 26 2014 1:07 PM ET

Not a Good Day for Lobbyist Who Wants Gays Banned in NFL

Lucas Grindley

Things don't seem to be going according to plan for the lobbyist whose big idea it was to ban gay players from the NFL.

Jason Collins to Wear No. 98 in Honor of Matthew Shepard
February 25 2014 5:46 PM ET

Jason Collins to Wear No. 98 in Honor of Matthew Shepard

Jase Peeples

The first out active NBA player will wear number 98 with the Nets as tribute to Matthew Shepard, the gay college student whose murder in 1998 fueled the adoption of hate-crime laws.

Gay at The Games: 7 Unforgettable Olympic Moments
February 25 2014 7:00 AM ET

Gay at The Games: 7 Unforgettable Olympic Moments

Michelle Garcia

As we say goodbye to Sochi (but not to our coverage of the anti-LGBT law in Russia), we have a few moments that will undoubtedly stick.

Gay at the Games: Billie Jean King Makes Her Mark
February 24 2014 3:01 PM ET

Gay at the Games: Billie Jean King Makes Her Mark

Michelle Garcia

Tennis legend Billie Jean King says it's time for the IOC to consider potential host countries' laws when selecting the next location of the games.

Jason Collins Makes First NBA Appearance Since Coming Out
February 24 2014 3:29 AM ET

Jason Collins Makes First NBA Appearance Since Coming Out

Trudy Ring

Collins played 11 minutes for the Brooklyn Nets against the Los Angeles Lakers and was greeted warmly by fans.

Report: Jason Collins to Sign With Nets
February 23 2014 3:16 PM ET February 24 2014 12:25 PM ET

Jason Collins Signs With Nets, Making History

Trudy Ring

Collins, who came out in April, reportedly signed a contract with the Brooklyn team today, making him available to play against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.

WATCH: Michael Sam Meets Press, Exudes Poise
February 22 2014 11:40 PM ET

WATCH: Michael Sam Meets Press, Exudes Poise

Trudy Ring

Several sports commentators are offering kudos to Sam for the grace with which he responded to questions about the implications of being openly gay in pro football.

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