Topics :: homophobia in sports

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Major League Baseball Goes to Bat for Diversity

SPORTS | Apr 19
On July 17, 2013, Major League Baseball held its 84th annual All Star Game at Citi Field in Queens, New York. It was a day that would become special for the LGBT community: Bud Selig, then commissioner of MLB, challenged homophobia in the clubhouse.

Marlins Pitcher Calls Bieber A 'Fag'

CELEBRITIES | By John McDonald | Apr 4
Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart, under investigation by Major League Baseball for gambling, tweeted pop singer Justin Bieber is a 'fag.'

Strongman Rob Kearney Comes Out as Gay

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 3
The world's second strongest man showed a different kind of strength on October 20, when he came out as gay on Facebook, and the sports world is heralding this champion.

Hunky Gay Diver Says Footballers Should Come Out

CELEBRITIES | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 11
Tom Daley, the hunky gay Olympic diver who is hugged up with Dustin Lance Black, encouraged gay footballers (or is that soccer players?) to come out, saying they would be surprised by the support they would receive.

IOC Adds Non-Discrimination Clause to Olympics Charter

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 25
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

SPORTS | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 3
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

SPORTS | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 6
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

SPORTS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 23
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

SPORTS | By Dave Campbell | Jul 16
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

SPORTS | By Bobby McGuire | Jul 15
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.

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