Topics :: homophobia in sports

IOC Adds Non-Discrimination Clause to Olympics Charter

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Sep 25, 2014
After the widespread criticism the International Olympic Committee faced over Russia's anti-gay laws during the recent Games, the IOC has added a non-discrimination clause to their charter, preventing future contracts with any cities that discriminate.

Sports Announcer Charges Out of the Closet

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Sep 3, 2014
Mark McAdams has been an announcer for the UK channel Sky Sports for the better part of a decade. And, he's revealed in a recent interview, he's gay -- and always has been.

Some White Sox Fans Angered Over LGBT Event

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
Some fans of the Chicago White Sox took to social media websites this week, expressing their outrage that the baseball team will host a LGBT-friendly event called "LGBT Pride Night: Out at the Sox."

Ex-Football Player Comes Under Fire for Gay Conversion Therapy Tweets

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
Supporters of New Jersey's ban on gay conversion therapy are up in arms over anti-gay comments made by newly installed Giants Director of Player Development David Tyree.

MLB Appoints Billy Bean Consultant for Inclusion

By Dave Campbell | Wednesday Jul 16, 2014
The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret. Nearly two decades later, part of Bean's new job will be to help keep someone else from making the same decision

MLB to Honor Gay Pioneer in Baseball at Today's All-Star Game

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Jul 15, 2014
The New York Times reports that in an effort to foster inclusion, a gay former Major League Baseball star, who died of complications from AIDS nearly two decades ago, will be honored at All-Star Game in Minneapolis Tuesday.

German Federation Opens Probe into Anti-Gay Banner

Tuesday May 13, 2014
The German Football Federation has opened an investigation after a homophobic sign was seen in the stands during Bayer Leverkusen’s last match of the season.

Dolphins Fine Jones For Negative Tweets About Michael Sam

Monday May 12, 2014
Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was fined an undisclosed amount Sunday and will undergo educational training after sending a negative tweet about Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft.

Ex-Football Player Takes Issue With Sam’s Kiss

By Jason St. Amand | Monday May 12, 2014
Former New York Giants player Derrick Ward is outraged over ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after Sam learned he is the first openly gay athlete to be drafted into the National Football League.

Former Ole Miss Guard Critical of Michael Sam TV Coverage

Monday May 12, 2014
Former Mississippi basketball player Marshall Henderson says ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL was inappropriate and that he is boycotting SportsCenter.