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Column: Nassib's Video Shatters Decades-Old Sports Barrier

Column: Nassib's Video Shatters Decades-Old Sports Barrier

Jun 23, 2021

In a 59-second video, Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib became the first active player in the NFL's 101-year history to publicly declare he is gay and in the bargain, burst through a barrier that went unchallenged for decades.

Louisiana Governor Vetoes Transgender Sports Ban Proposal

Louisiana Governor Vetoes Transgender Sports Ban Proposal

By Melinda Deslatte | Jun 23, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday struck down a bill prohibiting transgender athletes from competing on girls' sports teams in Louisiana schools, pushing back against legislation that has passed several Southern states.

Japanese Soccer Player Yokoyama Comes Out as Transgender

Japanese Soccer Player Yokoyama Comes Out as Transgender

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jun 23, 2021

Japanese soccer player Kumi Yokoyama said they are transgender — a revelation praised in the U.S. where they play in the National Women's Soccer League but an identity not legally recognized in Japan.

Sports Figures, Celebrities Show Their Love for Carl Nassib

Sports Figures, Celebrities Show Their Love for Carl Nassib

Jun 22, 2021

Carl Nassib made history yesterday as the first active player in the NFL to come out as gay. Fellow NFL players and celebrities praised his disclosure.

UEFA Declines Munich Application for Rainbow-Colored Stadium

UEFA Declines Munich Application for Rainbow-Colored Stadium

By Ciarán Fahey | Jun 22, 2021

UEFA has declined the Munich city council's application to have its stadium illuminated in rainbow colors for Germany's final European Championship group game against Hungary on Wednesday.

After Coming Out as Gay, Twitter Shows Love for NFL Player Carl Nassib

After Coming Out as Gay, Twitter Shows Love for NFL Player Carl Nassib

Jun 21, 2021

After Carl Nassib came out as gay on Instagram, social media followed with high praise for his decision.

Watch: Las Vegas Raiders' Carl Nassib Comes Out as Gay, First Active Athlete in NFL

Watch: Las Vegas Raiders' Carl Nassib Comes Out as Gay, First Active Athlete in NFL

Jun 21, 2021

Las Vegas Raiders' defensive end Carl Nassib took to Instagram Monday to come out as gay for Pride month, effectively becoming the first active NFL player to be openly gay in the league's history.

Homophobic Chants by Mexican Football Fans Lead to Fan-less Games

Homophobic Chants by Mexican Football Fans Lead to Fan-less Games

Jun 21, 2021

The Mexican football team faces a fan-less future, at least in two upcoming games due to anti-gay chants by fans.

Gay Dad's Diving Champ Son, Nicknamed 'Little Louganis,' Headed to Tokyo Olympics

Gay Dad's Diving Champ Son, Nicknamed 'Little Louganis,' Headed to Tokyo Olympics

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 21, 2021

Jordan Windle, nicknamed "Little Louganis" after the out Olympic champ, is headed to the Olympics in Tokyo, and he has words of love and gratitude for his gay dad.

Transgender Weightlifter Hubbard Selected for Tokyo Olympics

Transgender Weightlifter Hubbard Selected for Tokyo Olympics

By Steve McMorran | Jun 20, 2021

Laurel Hubbard's efforts have made her a flashpoint in the debate around the fairness of trans athletes competing in women's events.

Women's College Sports Get Boost in TV Ratings, Visibility

Women's College Sports Get Boost in TV Ratings, Visibility

By Cliff Brunt | Jun 20, 2021

ESPN's has been experimenting in recent years with showing more women's sports on its various platforms, and good numbers have led the network to become more aggressive.

Munich Wants Rainbow-Colored Stadium for Game with Hungary

Munich Wants Rainbow-Colored Stadium for Game with Hungary

By Ciarán Fahey | Jun 20, 2021

Hungary may play its final group game at the European Championship in a stadium lit up in rainbow colors as a sign against that country's homophobia and intolerance.

French Open Defends 'Pragmatic' Stance in Osaka Dealings

French Open Defends 'Pragmatic' Stance in Osaka Dealings

By Samuel Petrequin | Jun 13, 2021

French Open organizers said they took a "pragmatic" approach in their dealings with four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka earlier in the tournament, insisting they tried to engage with her several times before she decided to withdraw.

Lochte, Chastened by Misdeeds, Takes Aim at 5th Olympics

Lochte, Chastened by Misdeeds, Takes Aim at 5th Olympics

Jun 12, 2021

Ryan Lochte knows what people think of him. He's eager to make them forget the worst.

Homophobic Slurs at Soccer Final Lead to Three Minute Halt

Homophobic Slurs at Soccer Final Lead to Three Minute Halt

Jun 7, 2021

One of the more disturbing trends in international sports as of late has been the homophobic chants shouted by Mexican fans at games. On Sunday, the chants halted a match between the United States and Mexico at Denver's Empower Field.

Watch: Hunky Brit Ex-Football Star Thomas Beattie Reflects on Coming Out Last Summer

Watch: Hunky Brit Ex-Football Star Thomas Beattie Reflects on Coming Out Last Summer

Jun 7, 2021

Former footballer Thomas Beattie discusses how he benefited from coming out publicly as gay last year in a short video interview with BBC Sports.

Paul Lasts the Distance Against Mayweather in Exhibition

Paul Lasts the Distance Against Mayweather in Exhibition

Jun 7, 2021

Floyd Mayweather Jr. outclassed YouTube personality Logan Paul but couldn't stop him inside the distance.

Celebrate Pride Month with the Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros!

Celebrate Pride Month with the Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros!

Jun 6, 2021

The Boston Red Sox will host Pride Night @ Fenway Park on Thursday, June 10, at 7:10 p.m. when they take on the Houston Astros. This year's event is the eighth time Fenway Park has hosted Boston Pride.

Brad Cox-Trained Essential Quality Wins Belmont Stakes

Brad Cox-Trained Essential Quality Wins Belmont Stakes

By Stephen Whyno | Jun 6, 2021

Brad Cox insisted he wasn't sitting around waiting or worrying about whether a disqualification of Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby winner would give him his first victory in a Triple Crown race.

Olympian Tom Daley Opens Up, Shares Steamy Pics With Swimming Partner Matty Lee

Olympian Tom Daley Opens Up, Shares Steamy Pics With Swimming Partner Matty Lee

Jun 2, 2021

Tom Daley and Matty Lee are poised to win Olympic gold this summer in Tokyo. The pair share the cover of an upcoming issue of Attitude magazine in which Daley opens up about his coming out.

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