Deion Sanders On Whether People Choose To Be Gay: "Who Wouldn't?"

Deion Sanders, who really shouldn't be on TV to talk about anything other than football, is here seen on TV (the Internet? What is Ora?) giving his expert opinion on homosexuality, which he says "could be" a choice. In this interview, Larry King is asking Sanders about Michael Sam, whom Sanders reached out to at some… » 11/06/14 10:53pm 11/06/14 10:53pm

How To Legitimize Bigotry: Embrace Debate

This morning, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless shouted at each other about Tony Dungy's comments that Michael Sam's sexuality would be an overriding distraction in an NFL locker room, and whether it was a bigger distraction that Michael Vick's return from prison. I'm sorry, that's the worst sentence I've ever typed. » 7/22/14 1:33pm 7/22/14 1:33pm

How One Gay Athlete's Coming Out Led To An Activists' War

Derrick Gordon wanted to come out on his terms, and that meant controlling the timing. The UMass guard had told his parents, then his coach, then his teammates. Seven days later, he would tell the world, but for the moment he had one request. "Derrick had a long conversation with his teammates about keeping it… » 5/20/14 3:18pm 5/20/14 3:18pm

Why Is Blood Donation Still Incredibly Homophobic?

When University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is selected in this week's NFL draft, it will be a soft milestone—the first time that an openly gay athlete is drafted into one of the major American sports—making discrimination based on sexuality seem that much more archaic. But you might not realize that there… » 5/08/14 2:25pm 5/08/14 2:25pm

Former Nebraska Kicker Says He Was Openly Gay, Loved By Teammates

Erick Lueshen was a kicker on the University of Nebraska football team from 2004-2005, and according to an interview he did on 93.7 The Ticket, he was openly gay the entire time he was on the team. His interview was illuminating, and it sounds like his experience as an openly gay college athlete was very similar to… » 2/12/14 1:49pm 2/12/14 1:49pm

I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot

Hello. My name is Chris Kluwe, and for eight years I was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings. In May 2013, the Vikings released me from the team. At the time, quite a few people asked me if I thought it was because of my recent activism for same-sex marriage rights, and I was very careful in how I answered the… » 1/02/14 12:52pm 1/02/14 12:52pm

Two Boys Kissing: How Our Favorite Sports Photo Of 2013 Came To Life

In January, photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice was on assignment for Sports Illustrated when she went to a San Francisco gay bar, HiTops, during the 49ers-Falcons NFC Championship game. She was assigned to get a photo that would accompany a story about the diversity of 49ers fans. Her photo, above, was a dream shot: Two… » 12/23/13 2:00pm 12/23/13 2:00pm