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sam_laurence

Retired rugby player Sam Stanley is sharing his experiences about coming out as the first openly gay rugby player and his eventual departure from the sport. 25-year-old Stanley had a fine career in rugby. He played for England through five Sevens World Series and became the first English professional rugby union player to come out as gay in 2015, but, unfortunately, he left the sport after having suffered from too many injuries. “Certain injuries can be hit and miss,” he told...
hong_kong_gay_games

'I think it's time for a lot of people in Asia to step out of the dark and into the light' The Hong Kong’s Gay Games bid team is feeling hopeful after a positive visit from games organizers. In June, the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) went to Hong Kong to rate its sporting and cultural facilities. The island city is hoping to host the 2022 games and if successful would become the first Asian country to do so. Founded in 1982, the...
Volleyball_Kiss_Japan

Could all fights between sportsmen end this way? A fight broke out between two male volleyball stars ended in a perfect way – with a kiss. The disagreement broke out between chaser Yu Yamamoto, 24, and Takuya Takamatsu, 29, at an All-Star Game held at the Japan Volleyball League. Yamamoto, a chaser for Sun Yamagata and Takamatsu, a forward for Toyoda, disagreed over whether one side had fouled. As they pushed each other, the top athletes decided to do something a little different...
Nick-Jonas

Let us know if you need a workout partner, Nick… The hunky Jonas brother really is the gift that keeps on giving. If he’s not flaunting his biceps on the cover of Men’s Fitness, or stripping off for a swim with Bear Grylls, he’s giving us an eyeful on social media. Last year, he made all of his fans swoon when he shared this topless selfie on Snapchat. If that wasn’t enough to quench your thirst, the singer hit the gym this week...
Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black has called for gay sports stars to come out of the closet in a hope to promote further diversity among the sports community. Black, who is engaged to olympic diver Tom Daley, said that young LGBT people were too “afraid” to play sports such as football because of the lack of diverse role models. The oscar-winning screenwriter said he understands the difficulty, but urged for bravery. “It’s incredibly brave to come out. I understand that for some people that’s...
football-kiss

Sports fans in Scotland are “persistently” homophobic, new research suggests. Stonewall Scotland has called for more allies after it found over 60 percent of supporters had witnessed homophobic behaviour in the last five years. The figure is nine percent higher than the national average. The report also found that homophobia is greatest in football with over 80 percent of respondents witnessing anti-LGBT rhetoric and behaviour. 15 percent of fans said they would be embarrassed if their favourite sports star came out as gay....
troy

Troy Aikman is holding firm to his grudge against writer-turned-talking-head Skip Bayless over decades-old speculation that Aikman might be gay. Aikman voiced his displeasure recently to Sports Illustrated over Fox Sports hiring Bayless, officially making the two nemeses colleagues. Aikman has long been the lead Fox Sports NFL analyst at Fox. “To say I’m disappointed in the hiring of Skip Bayless would be an enormous understatement,” Aikman told the magazine. “Clearly, Jamie Horowitz and I have a difference of opinion when it comes to...
lgbt

The rainbow flag took over Melbourne's Etihad Stadium Saturday night in a powerful statement of acceptance and love. The Australian Football League (AFL) held its first-ever Pride Game to celebrate the LGBT community during a match between St Kilda and the Sydney Swans. Although the Swans ultimately triumphed, beating the Saints with a 70-point win, the importance of the game to fans of all stripes could not be diminished. The Pride Game initiative was spearheaded by Victorian player Jason Ball, the...
nbc

NBC Sports seems to have a problem treating gay athletes, and the gay parents of athletes, with the same respect and visibility it shows to their heterosexual counterparts. They failed to identify Tom Daley‘s financé Dustin Lance Black when showing he and Daley’s mother in the crowd, dressed in matching “Team Daley” shirts. Black, an Academy Award winning screenwriter, is famous in his own right. Mentioning the family members and partners of athletes while showing them cheering in the stands is typically a...
Water polo star

The world of sports carries a revolution for the LGBTI community through top athletes who come out or campaigns meant to support LGBTI people in sports. Another top athlete has just come out before participating at Rio Summer Olympics. Víctor Gutiérrez, 25-year-old is part of Spanish water polo team and he decided to reveal his sexuality to the whole world. The athlete revealed that his friends and family knew about his sexuality, but he considers that the public must know as well....
rugby

Jozi Cats is the first rugby team in South Africa that includes gay people, and to recruit new members, the team has started a campaign called What Kind of Player Are You? The campaign aims to change how people see masculine stereotypes, mostly when it comes to sports.To draw attention, the team used homophobic slurs alongside provocative photos.   “We’re looking to just challenge the preconception that because you don’t look like a conventional rugby player, that you can’t be a conventional rugby...
steelers

Uk's first rugby team was founded 20 years ago and these days they are celebrating two decades of proudly being gay and playing rugby. To mark their anniversary the team posed for a book that will be published by Meat Magazine. They are the Kings Cross Steelers and they changed the way people see gays and sports. The team has 200 members and 29 of them posed in the album called Meat The Kings Cross Steelers. The founder of Meat magazine, Adrian Lourie...
MEXICO

Lately, more and more public figures come out as gay, no matter if they're an actor or a singer, or a football player. However, being gay in a world that still put labels on people, can be twice as hard for a footballer. Take Cristiano Ronaldo who faces homophobic chants just because some rumors say he's gay. The soccer superstar has recently been called ‘maricón’ – a homophobic slur meaning "faggot" - at a match between Real Madrid and Barcelona. A...
EuroGames 2016

These LGBT games are held in different European countries to show mutual respect, tolerance and support equality since 1992. The biggest LGBT sport event will be held for the first time in Helsinki in 2016. The EuroGames, the European Gay & Lesbian Sports Championships, will begin on June 29th and end on 2nd of July 2016. This event will coincide with the pride week in Helsinki. The international EuroGames 2016's slogan will be - "Equal together - strong together." More than 3,000 athletes who...

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The 2018 Oscars race has begun. The trailer for the gay conversion drama, Boy Erased, is finally here, and grab some tissues because it is...

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