Topics :: GLBT sports

Gay Games 9 Opening Ceremonies Welcome Thousands to Cleveland

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Aug 10, 2014
The Mayors of Cleveland and Akron were on hand to welcome thousands of athletes and visitors from more than 50 countries and 48 states when the 2014 Gay Games kicked off on Saturday night.

Dinah Hosts Gay Games 9 "Victory Party"

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
On August 13, the legendary Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend -- the biggest lesbian event of its kind in the world -- will host the only official Gay Games-sanctioned women party in Cleveland, Ohio.

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."

Class of 2014: John Amaechi, Diana Nyad, Among New Inductees to Gay & Lesbian Sports of Hall

By Sasha Razumikhin | Thursday Jul 10, 2014
Wade Davis, Fallon Fox, Nike Corp are all being inducted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, along with the entire 2014 class.

Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall Fame Breaks Barriers

By Jacob Long | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
Jason Collin was the first major professional sports figure to come out, right? Wrong. There’s more to the story...

No Hesitation For Networks Airing Sam Reaction

By Linda Elber | Monday May 12, 2014
Producer Seth Markman, who oversees NFL draft coverage for ESPN, said that in the extensive preparation for Sam’s possible draft, "we never had one discussion about, `What if he’s drafted, his partner’s there and they kiss?’ Honestly, it never came up."

DC Lobbyist Plans to Ban Gays From Pro-Sports, Block Draft of Michael Sam

By Bobby McGuire | Friday May 9, 2014
A Washington, D.C. lobbyist is proposing legislation to ban all openly gay players from major league sports and plans to launch a boycott against any NFL team that drafts openly gay defensive lineman, Michael Sam.

Del Shores Emcees Drag Queen World Series; Funds for Life Group LA

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 6, 2014
On May 10, comedian and writer Del Shores will serve as the emcee for the 3rd Annual Drag Queen World Series, with all funds going to The Life Group LA.

Eight Greats in Lesbian Sports

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 30, 2014
From the courts to the gridiron, these eight women broke ground and shaped an industry

Sports Talk Radio Show on LGBT Issues To Debut

By Rachel Cohen | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
The premiere of "The Outfield" this weekend on satellite radio will open with a discussion of Derrick Gordon, the UMass guard who on Wednesday became the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player.