Jason Collins of the NBA has become the very first openly gay player on a major American sports team. well done to him, his brave move will inspire countless people in and out of the sports world.
Clarke Carlisle, chair of the Management Committee of the Professional Footballers’ Association, has given an interesting interview with the Gay Footballer Supporters’ Network on why gay players remain hidden.
In recent times we have seen several top professional sports people fined, suspended and even having their contracts terminated for homophobic comments made via Twitter. It’s about time the sports world stood up and did something to show how wrong slurs of this nature are.
Cyclist Graeme Obree has become a surprise addition to the list of sports people warning gay athletes to stay in the closet. Obree believes coming out while still active in sport is still too difficult and too awkward in the dressing room
The San Francisco Giants are getting ready to tell young LGBTs that “It Gets Better” as they become the first professional sports team to make a video as part of the worldwide campaign to stop young gays committing suicide.
Straight allies are an important weapon in the fight for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans rights. Two who have stood up recently are rugby’s Ben Cohen and wrestler Hudson Taylor.
Swedish footballer Anton Hyden has taken the brave step to come out as gay, making him, from what I can tell, the only out footballer, still playing, in Euope
Rugby player Gareth Thomas came out as gay in 2009 and now it seems England cricketer Steve Davies is following suit. It’s wonderful to see someone decide to do this in the public eye while at the height of their career
In 2009 Welsh Rugby star Gareth Thomas became the first rugby player to come out as gay to the media and the world. He is now in talks to have his life made into a movie with Mickey Rourke hopeful of landing the role.
Morning! Doesn’t it look beautiful out? Makes a change from Noah wandering around collecting the animals and loading them into the ark he most likely bought from IKEA. Well I hope you all are ready to go frock and suit shopping as it was annouced yesterday that Mary made it legal.
While its not my usual day to fill your minds with insignicant celebrity stories about Megan Fox and her interest in all things Sapphic, put the kettle on and sure we’ll have a look at the stories making headlines over the last week or so. Things are hectic in Gaelick HQ at the mo so I’ve been drafted from behind the mainframes to fill you on in all the goings-on gay wise!
Aussie Rules team the Western Bulldogs have imposed a two-match ban one on of their stars, Jason Akermanis, for saying in a newspaper column that he believes that having an openly gay player would be too controversial. Is he wrong?
A week before ‘International Day Against Homophobia in Football’ sees the FA having to rethink their anti homophobia video due to the league’s star players snubbing the venture.
It’s more than disheartening to see the FA’s efforts at ending homophobia stilted by the players themselves.
Homophobia in football is a subject that gets right between my teeth. I love the game with a passion but just can’t understand why we don’t have a Gareth Thomas or a Martina Navratilova of our own. It makes no sense to me. Recently an Italian footballer posed in a gay mag. And for that, he looks like he is in trouble with his club, Napoli.