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

Mike Francesa And His Callers Talked Michael Sam And It Was Not Good

One of the dirty secrets about Mike Francesa is that underneath his lovable, old-man-watching-sports-from-an-oversized-recliner persona is someone who's... not so great when it comes to talking about gay people. His thoughts on the topic have always been more than a little perplexed. » 2/10/14 3:54pm 2/10/14 3:54pm

Pretend-Lesbian Pop Duo To Perform At Sochi Opening Ceremony

Here, via the Wall Street Journal, is a bit of unexpected news about the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics: t.A.T.u., the Russian female pop duo that once gained some international recognition for making out with each other in a music video, is set to perform at the opening ceremony. » 2/06/14 5:57pm 2/06/14 5:57pm

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

Is The NFL Blacklisting Kerry Rhodes?

Drew Magary’s Thursday Afternoon NFL Dick Joke Jamboroo runs every Thursday during the NFL season. Email Drew here. » 9/12/13 3:20pm 9/12/13 3:20pm

Ex-Fiancée Had No Idea Jason Collins Was Gay, Remains “Deeply Hurt”

Carolyn Moos is the former Stanford and WNBA player who dated Jason Collins for eight years, only to have him call off their engagement without explanation one month before their 2009 wedding. Back in April, after Collins told the world he was gay, Moos said she had had no idea. She's now written a piece for » 7/08/13 5:43pm 7/08/13 5:43pm