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The NBA's First Female and Openly Lesbian Ref Recalls 19 Years of Close Calls

In several ways, Violet Palmer was a trailblazer. With her recent retirement announcement, she took time to reflect upon what that means.
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo DO NOT USE
10.11.16
Sports

Is America Ready For Openly Gay Male Athletes in Major Sports Leagues?

Wade Davis II and others speak to the reasons why so many female pro athletes have made that leap, and why no male athletes have followed.
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo DO NOT USE
9.9.16
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Skier Gus Kenworthy’s New Life as an Openly Gay Action Sports Star

We spoke to the Olympic medalist 24 hours after his groundbreaking announcement.
Mike Rogge
10.23.15
chip sarafin

Arizona State Lineman Reveals He's Gay in Incredibly Low-Key "Announcement"

Chip Sarafin's sexuality shouldn't be a big deal.
Harry Cheadle
8.14.14
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Lucha Libre is Coming to America

Lucha libre is a freak show, but it's an inclusive freak show, starring women, old guys, and gay guys—yes, the sport features gay crossdressers known as exóticos.
Christopher Malo
6.23.14
Sports

Lucha Libre Is Coming to America

Lucha libre is a freak show, but it's an inclusive freak show, starring women, old guys, and gay guys—yes, the sport features gay crossdressers known as <i>exóticos</i>.
Christopher Malo
6.22.14
Sports

Jason Collins Proves Coming Out Is a Great Career Move

Even if no NBA team picks up Jason Collins for next season, he has a golden career as a public homosexual ahead of him, if he wants it, which shows just how different being gay in 2013 is from being black in 1947—back then, no one was talking about how...
Mitchell Sunderland
4.30.13