University of Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon has become the first openly gay player in the top U.S. men’s college basketball division. Gordon made the announcement in interviews with ESPN and Outsports on Wednesday. He said he gained confidence by seeing an NBA team sign Jason Collins, who became the league’s first openly gay player [...]
The NBA said Friday it will donate all proceeds from the sale of Brooklyn Nets jerseys that once belonged to Jason Collins to two gay rights groups.
Former international Thomas Hitzlsperger became the first German footballer to say he’s gay.
Until about a month ago, Robbie Rogers had no interest in being one of the highest-profile openly gay athletes in the world.
Rogers didn’t want the pressure or attention, and he was weary of soccer itself. After coming out and simultaneously retiring in February, the former MLS champion and U.S. national team player planned to devote himself to fashion school and family, not soccer or social change.
NBA basketball player Jason Collins may have shocked the sports world Monday by becoming the first active player in one of four major US professional sports to come out as gay, but he did not shock Congressman Joe Kennedy III.
Former Leeds winger Robbie Rodgers admits the macho culture of football makes it impossible for gay players to stay in the sport once they have revealed their homosexuality.
Robbie Rogers, a former U.S. international playing in England this season, says he is gay and “could not be happier” about his decision to go public with his disclosure.
Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe says he has had to fend off rumors about his sexuality throughout his career because he doesn’t fit the typical stereotype of an Australian athlete.
Manny Pacquiao’s devotion to religion and comments against gay marriage will not have an impact as a training distraction or in the ring as the Filipino icon prepares to fight unbeaten American Tim Bradley.
Nepal is to stage Asia’s first ever multi-sport games for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, organizers announced on Monday.