Torii Hunter, All-Time Near-Great Centerfielder, Retires

My defining memory of Torii Hunter’s baseball career comes from the 2002 All-Star Game, when he robbed Barry Bonds of a home run. Bonds was in the middle of four straight seasons of destroying space-time, but Hunter was pretty darn good too, finishing sixth in the AL MVP race and winning his second of nine straight… »10/26/15 9:55pm10/26/15 9:55pm


Anti-Gay Bigot Torii Hunter Calls Reporter "Prick" Four Times

Torii Hunter is an anti-gay bigot. This is something he has proven with his own words on multiple occasions. Yesterday, at the press conference to announce the one-year, $10.5 million deal he signed to return to the Minnesota Twins, beat writer Mike Berardino of the Saint Paul Pioneer-Press asked him about those… »12/04/14 2:03am12/04/14 2:03am

Arsenal Players Speak Out Against Homophobia, With Sexy Results

As a matter of policy, we don't usually participate in advertising campaigns. We're making an exception here, though, because a) the advertisement above, featuring several Arsenal players, is for an anti-homophobia campaign, which is fine by us and b) we need a pretext to run the following, which is definitely the… »9/05/14 12:46pm9/05/14 12:46pm

Michael Sam Selected By St. Louis Rams With 249th Overall Pick

With just eight picks remaining in the 2014 draft, the St. Louis Rams selected SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam. It took nearly the whole damned draft for Sam to get selected—consider in the last six years no SEC Defensive Player of the Year had been selected later than 17th overall before him—but Sam… »5/10/14 7:01pm5/10/14 7:01pm

Inside Russia's Anti-Gay Vigilante Army, Occupy Pedophilia

Last night, the U.K.'s Channel 4 aired Hunted, a wide-ranging documentary about homophobia in Russia. Its biggest coup was achieving access to the inner workings of Occupy Pedophilia, the largest vigilante group responsible for the hunting down of, physical abuse against, and public humiliation of gay people… »2/06/14 10:44am2/06/14 10:44am

Former Pro Football Player Reflects on Brokeback Romance with Teammate

This account of an affair between two men who played together on the Washington Redskins in the late '60s/early '70s is heartbreaking. It comes from the NFL Network's episode of A Football Life profiling player Jerry Smith, who remained publicly closeted for his entire life (Smith died of AIDS in 1986). »1/22/14 4:58pm1/22/14 4:58pm

Braves Fans Threaten Team Boycott Over GLAAD Spirit Day Facebook Post

Today is GLAAD Spirit Day, an annual event that aims to bring awareness to bullying of LGBT youth. (You might notice a lot of people wearing purple today. That's why.) In association with the organization, every MLB team posted a link to GLAAD's Spirit Day webpage to their Facebook site. Braves fans, in particular,… »10/17/13 11:30am10/17/13 11:30am

Russia: Tourists, Athletes Subject To Anti-Gay Laws At Winter Olympics

Russia has a problem: Gay people exist. They're ghastly and gross and bad, and they could destroy the traditional family and rip apart the very fabric of the nation. Even the idea of homosexuality represents a danger to the country, which is why this summer, Vladimir Putin signed wide-sweeping anti-gay and anti-gay… »8/01/13 11:40am8/01/13 11:40am