gay athletes

10.11.16

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.

9.9.16

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.

10.23.15

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.

8.14.14

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

Chip Sarafin's sexuality shouldn't be a big deal.

6.23.14

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.

6.22.14

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.

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4.30.13

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...